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About LCDS

Lane County Dental Society is a component society of the Oregon Dental Association and the American Dental Association. LCDS provides continuing dental education programs for our member dentists and their staff. Our CE programming provides our members access to the latest developments in dental science and technology through guest lectures and presentations. CE programs cover a range of topics from infection control and medical emergencies to cultural competency and record keeping. 

Upcoming Events


Infection Control & Cultural Competency with Membership Luncheon

  • Fri, Feb 09, 2024 | 12:00 AM - Fri, Feb 09, 2024 | 3:00 PM
  • Location: Lane Community College - Pacific University Building (Bldg 19)
  • Address: 4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, Oregon, United States
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  • Phone: 541-686-1175

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INFECTION CONTROL 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Speaker: CIndy Rogers, RDH, Healthcare COMPLIANCE ASSOCIATES


Cindy Rogers is a Compliance Consultant and Lead Infection Control Trainer for Healthcare Compliance Associates (HCA). She has been a registered dental hygienist for over ten years and has been in the dental profession since 1998. She is a member of the Dental Speaker Institute, the Dental Speaker Bureau, Dental Entrepreneur Women, and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP).

Infection Control Course Content Summary (150-200 words)

This course reviews infection prevention for oral healthcare settings according to the most current CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health Care Settings and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. Scenarios will be discussed to assist dental professionals in identifying risks and applying standard precautions to break the infection cycle. Specific prevention controls will include personal protective equipment, dental instrument cleaning and sterilization, dental unit waterline cleaning and testing, and developing and evaluating an effective infection control program.

Three expected outcomes of the attendee learning experience :

(i.e., changes in attitude, new approach, correction of outdated attitude, providing new knowledge, intro to mastery of skills, or altering habits)

  1. A fresh perspective on the consequences of the infection control cycle.
  2. Appreciation of the importance each dental healthcare professional plays in breaking the infection cycle.
  3. Correction of legacy errors using standard operating procedures and manufacturer’s instructions.

LCDS Membership Luncheon and Business Meeting 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 
All registrants are welcome to attend the luncheon.

CULTURAL COMPETENCY 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Cultural Competency Course Content Summary

Speaker: Kelli Ngariki, Owner, Healthcare COMPLIANCE Associates


Kelli Ngariki owns Healthcare Compliance Associates (HCA), a consulting business focusing on helping healthcare practices become and stay compliant. She creates and conducts engaging continuing education courses for dental healthcare providers and their teams. Kelli aims to empower healthcare professionals with proven and emerging information and resources to ensure patients and staff are safe and secure. She is an Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP) member.

Cultural Competency Course Content Summary

In this course, we will discuss the significance of cultural competency in healthcare environments and explore the disparities within the United States and Oregon. This training will provide dental teams with short- and long-term strategies to enhance patient trust and achieve better outcomes.

Information and research were gathered from Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Medical Board, Center for Disease Control, and real-life experiences. Various scenarios will be explored, aimed at helping dental professionals identify potential biases and develop effective strategies to foster a more inclusive healthcare culture, thereby enhancing the overall patient experience.

Three expected outcomes of the attendee learning experience :

(i.e., changes in attitude, new approach, correction of outdated attitude, providing new knowledge, intro to mastery of skills, or altering habits)

  1. Awareness of personal and cultural biases and how they negatively affect patient care.
  2. Recognition of various minority groups, their perception of the healthcare system, and how to overcome those predispositions.
  3. Usable strategies that can be implemented immediately and within a long-term plan to improve patient outcomes.