Meet our Regional Event 2024 Speakers

Karen Daw

Karen Daw

Karen Daw, MBA, CECM, CDIPC, is a nationally recognized speaker and author with multiple accolades in the field of dental safety. She is an OSHA authorized trainer and provides consulting services to dental practices, corporations, colleges, and healthcare systems nationwide. Karen holds a BA from The Ohio State University and an MBA with a focus on Healthcare Administration and Business Management.

Daniel Petrisor

Dr. Daniel Petrisor

Dr. Petrisor is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He holds a dental degree from OHSU and a medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Petrisor is also double fellowship trained at two of the leading institutions for oral and maxillofacial surgery training. In addition to traditional oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Petrisor has a special interest in treating patients with benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck. 

Jonathan Jelmini

Dr. Jonathan Jelmini

Dr. Jelmini is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who recently moved back to Oregon after finishing a head and neck fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. He holds a dental degree from OHSU.

AM COURSE | 9 am - 11 am


Course Title

“Talking Dirty: An informative and enlightening presentation around Infection Control”

Course Description

Discover the ultimate infection prevention training that ticks all the boxes! Look at the same subject from a completely different perspective and earn CE credit for Infection Control – all while keeping your team and patients super safe. With a dash of fresh mountain breeze vibes, we'll breathe new life into your infection control program. Get ready to rev up your protection like a finely tuned sports car!

Join "The OSHA Lady" Karen Daw for a fun and efficient workshop tailored exclusively for dental healthcare professionals. Prepare for an entertaining, interactive, and potentially life-saving experience as we tackle essential topics like hand hygiene, instrument sterilization, and PPE. Leave those Infection Control binders behind for a while and let Karen guide your team toward safety success!

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss key recommendations the CDC that will keep your dental office up to date on the latest guidelines
  • Review checklists and resources to streamline procedures, reduce liability, and enhance safety for the well-being of team members, patients, and the practice
  • Perform proper personal protective equipment donning via a hands-on mask exercise
  • List the steps of how to successfully test and maintain dental unit waterline
  • Explore the reasons to earn a CDIPC


PM COURSE | 12:30 PM - 4 PM

Daniel Petrisor, DMD, MD, FACS, FICD with Jonathan Jelmini DDS, MD

Course Title

“Understanding Common Oral Lesions: Identification, Management, and Prevention”

Course Description

This course delves into the identification, management, and prevention of common oral lesions encountered in daily practice. Through a combination of lecture, case studies, and interactive discussions, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the etiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic techniques, treatment modalities, and preventive measures associated with various oral lesions. The course will also address the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and patient education in managing oral lesions effectively.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify common oral lesions based on clinical presentation, location, and patient history.
  • Understand the etiology and risk factors associated with different types of oral lesions.
  • Utilize appropriate diagnostic tools and techniques, including biopsy, when necessary, to accurately diagnose oral lesions.
  • Recognize when referral to specialists, such as oral surgeons, is warranted for the management of complex oral lesions or malignant pathology.
  • Understand the current treatment modalities for patients with oral/head and neck cancer.
    1. Recognize the reconstructive options available for patients with oral/ head and neck cancer.