Pat Pine is a licensed dental hygienist and is an Authorized Federal OSHA Outreach trainer in General Industry for the last 25 years.  Pat has been an active member of OSAP and continues her education to keep dental and medical teams safe and healthy. Pat speaks for dental societies, study groups and a variety of organizations as well as answering team concerns on social media.

Pat has published a plethora of infection control articles in RDH magazine, along with a variety of other digital magazines.  (See Articles and Press on this website.)

Pat presents cutting-edge continuing education courses; participants will learn the most up-to-date information on how being cautious in the work place setting is to their advantage to stay healthy.

These courses are formatted to include lecture, demonstrations, interactions and

hands-on application. See, feel, hear discussion will be available for all learning styles. Learning to assess their individual work environment is so valuable. These courses will give the participant information they can use immediately.

Discussion of hot topics:

  • Dental Unit Waterlines
  • PPE
  • Laundry
  • Machine Guarding
  • Silica, how hazardous is it?
  • DIY disinfectant
  • OSHA Inspection
  • And more
Pat speaking at Seattle Dental Hygiene Association

Full day courses include: Attendees creating their own Standard Operating Procedures that can be used in their own facilities. We will hurdleinto the Needle Safety Act 2000 with safety information revealed to reduce exposures.  We will design an exposure control plan that is feasible for all.

Half day courses include hands-on interaction.  We will dive into the famous and required bloodborne pathogen standard.  We will exerciseour brain on the daily routines of a dental office to improve protocol for safety. We will strengthen our professional commitment to keep our teams and patients safe.

Topics include:

  • Who let the Inspector OUT?  Reputation is so valuable, social media spreads dental experiences in an instant.  OSHA inspection for any practice  would be scary. We will discussing quick tips on your OSHA inspection.  What to expect; what to do and not to do.  What dangers could be lurking in your practice? What would patient say on social media? 
  • CDC Infection Prevention Guidelines; practical version  These guidelines can be challenging, infection control guidelines are highly effective when used routinely – accidents can happen.  Be aware of required guidelines; reduce employer/owner liability with knowledge. Infection Prevention is contagious, what does your office spread  –  germs or health?
  • What Are the Odds: It Starts and Ends with YOU!   Understand and implement improved infection control methodologies, protecting your patients, your practice and your team.  Breaking the chain of infection starts recruitment of the right people and constant training and retraining to meet a common practice goal.
  •  Stealth Safety.  Limit liability with proper effective infection control. We give you important  tools to protect your practice. Be aware of how valuable sterilization protocol can be for  patient safety. We empower clinicians to provide priceless service to patients in their care.

 Suggested Program Length

  •  Keynote
  •  Half-Day program


Pat is happy to customize a presentation to meet your groups needs, click on links above for more information about each course. 

Pat Pine


Patricia Pine, RDH

Compassionate Teacher – Innovative Speaker

Pat Pine is a recognized expert in the field of dentistry.  She continually sets the standard for excellence in care and compliance as a clinical dental hygienist and oral health educator. Today, Pat works with clinicians to organize and enhance production, improve infection control, and define practice policy. She speaks to dental groups all over the world and is affiliated with the following organizations:

  • ​American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Member & Featured Speaker
  • American Dental Hygienists Association, Member & Featured Speaker
  • Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures, Member & Featured Speaker
  • Periodontal Excellence Study Club, Co-Organizer
  • United States Department of Labor, Authorized OSHA Outreach Train the Trainer instructor
  • Illinois Dental Society, member
  • Arizona Dental Society, member
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • International Academy of Orofacial Myology
Pat customizes programs and personal patient care, always making learning interactive and fun. She works directly with individuals and organizations to enhance safety for clinicians and patients, and improving workplace organization. Away from dentistry, she enjoys nature through hiking, cycling and boating.
To learn more about Pat’s programs’ please select a link on the left side.

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