OSHA and BLS Courses

The Indiana Dental Association is pleased to provide affordable, top-notch continuing education opportunities, including courses to meet OSHA and Basic Life Support (BLS) requirements. Click the registration icon below to sign up for IDA’s 2021 and 2022 OSHA and/or BLS Recertification courses or CLICK HERE to download the 2021 registration brochure.

OSHA & BLS Recertification Course Information


OSHA Compliance & Infection Prevention Practices

Presented by Kay Maddox – $85*
2 CE Credits
Check in:    8:30-9:00 a.m.
Course:       9:00-11:00 a.m.

The goal of this lecture is to help create a safe working environment for dental professionals. The keynote topics presented are exposure control, infection prevention, post exposure management protocols and recordkeeping. This annual training is mandated by federal regulation. 


Lecture Objectives:

  • Understand the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and hazardous chemicals in the workplace
  • Gain insight on use, storage, appropriate care and safe disposal of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Acquire knowledge of and correct use of safety data sheets (SDS)
  • Learn the importance of an emergency preparedness action plan


BLS Recertification

Presented by Jay Williamson – $85*
7 CE Credits**
Check in:    11:15-11:30 a.m.
Course:       11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (approximately)
The goal of the American Safety and Health Institutes BLS for Healthcare Providers and Professional Rescuers is to provide high quality training in performing CPR both as a single rescuer and as part of a rescue team for adults, children and infants. This program conforms to the American Heart Association’s guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care. Training is required once per licensure period for hygienists. Training is required for dentists under certain circumstances once per licensure period. 


Workshop Objectives:

  • Recognize and assess the need for CPR
  • Understand and demonstrate CPR and AED use
  • Pass a skills check off and written exam


Just added! IDA & East Central OSHA/Ethics/BLS is scheduled in-person for Friday, November 19, 2021 from 8am-4pm at the Courtyard by Marriott Muncie Horizon Convention Center. CLICK HERE for the registration brochure or CLICK HERE to register online.



All sessions will proceed as planned unless a government regulation, local ordinance or facility closure makes it impossible to hold the meeting as scheduled. If such disruption occurs, you will be notified immediately of such changes and refunded. If you are sick of have been within 24 hours of your scheduled session, please contact the IDA for a refund.


About the Presenters

Kay Maddox is a graduate of the IU School of Nursing and has practiced in Indiana for 49 years. She serves as a trainer on two Ivy Tech State College campuses, Regional Faculty for the IU Ball Memorial Hospitals. Kay is also an instructor for the American Health & Safety Institute. She has lectured to the dental community throughout Indiana for nearly 30 years regarding OSHA compliance. Jay Williamson is training center faculty at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. He has been training CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens and various other courses for 18 years to both healthcare professionals and lay rescuers.


  • Pre-registration is required at least one week prior to each course. You will receive an email confirmation once your registration is approved.
  • Breakfast is provided; lunch is provided to BLS participants only.
  • Notify the IDA if you have a disability requiring special arrangements.
  • Classes may be cancelled due to low pre-registration. You will be notified and refunded if this occurs.


Important Notice: OSHA/BLS Refund Policy
We must contract with instructors in advance. For this reason, the following refund policy must be strictly enforced for our OSHA/BLS courses: Cancellation requests received by IDA 14 or more days prior to the course will be honored with a full refund for OSHA. OSHA cancellation requests received by IDA less than 14 days prior to the course will be honored with a 50 percent refund. Transfers not offered for OSHA or BLS. No refund will be given for BLS.

Looking for OSHA Self-Study?

IDA has removed its OSHA Self Study training video due to changes in OSHA requirements that were not reflected in the video. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our members. In 2019 we began offering webinars on various topics, including OSHA. Click here to learn how to order our webinars on demand.


IDA will continue to offer live OSHA Compliance Issues and Basic Life Support courses. Click here to view more 2021 details or to register. In addition, the ADA offers numerous OSHA DVDs and training manuals for individuals and offices. Click here to view the ADA catalog.


OSHA & BLS Course Schedule

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*Course fees are $85 per person, per course, and $225 for non-IDA member dentists. A 15 percent discount is available for groups of eight or more registered attendees from the same office, regardless of courses taken. BLS is not available to non-IDA member dentists. **Dentists and hygienists are able to claim 2 CE credits per 1 hour of hands-on BLS participation.


The OSHA Compliance and Infection Prevention Practices & Basic Life Support Recertification classes 2021 brochure is available HERE.

co-sponsored by the IDA Insurance Trust and IDA Employer Association



*The Indiana Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.


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