San Mateo County Dental Society (CA)

Disaster Preparedness & Response: Dentistry’s Role

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December 10, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Nancy Dewhirst BS, RDH

3 CE Units (Core)

You will learn how to use your skills, training and experience to prepare for, assess and respond to disasters. Shelter-in-place or evacuation strategies and scenarios are presented for a variety of situations; including natural disasters, man-made disasters including chemical or radiation exposure, terrorist acts, fire and explosions. Learn how dental professionals are uniquely prepared to help others in a disaster and receive an introduction to basic triage principles.

1.    Learn to recognize and manage various types of disasters.
2.    Learn about personal preparedness.
3.    Understand community disaster planning.


Nancy Dewhirst BS, RDH presents interactive hands-on workshops, as well as seminars that combine science and practical information nation-wide. Topics include OSHA, Infection Control, Ergonomics, Oral Pathology, Emerging Diseases and Biofilms, Instrument Sharpening workshops and Disaster Preparedness. Ms. Dewhirst is consistently listed as one of the nation’s “Leaders in CE”, presents over 80 seminars yearly, is a member of the California Dental Association and OSAP Speakers Bureaus, and is a licensed continuing education provider in California.

Ms.Dewhirst is an Adjunct Professor at West Coast University, Dept. of Dental Hygiene. She has had numerous articles published and has contributed to Textbook chapters and several ADA/ANSI and OSAP position papers and posters. Nancy’s career includes 20 years of private clinical practice along with 27 years as an educator.

  * RSVP by 12 noon Wed, Dec. 9.