All About Us
Always here when you need us.
We provide ongoing support and help you with the day to day challenges of dealing with regulatory agencies.
We’ll assist you with completing forms in the mail. Also, if you have an inspection, we’ll contact the agency on your behalf to assist you.
At Dental Ed, Inc., we do things a little differently. We don't just sell you a manual full of forms that you have to fill out. We actually help you organize, complete and order the various forms, permits, certificates, supplies and services you will need to complete the compliance process. We've been doing this since the whole thing started 34 years ago and we're always just a phone call away.
We begin by doing a 'mock inspection' for not only OSHA, but also the San Diego County Health Department, and the Dental Board of California. Then we design your training course which covers current requirements for these agencies as well as any observed areas of non-compliance.
We provide a file box with protocols for new employee training, safety needle assessment, needlestick protocol and ongoing safety training as well as a system to organize forms, receipts, and certificates necessary for inspection.
We offer resources for agencies, companies (none of whom we affiliate with), and services which can reduce cost and improve convenience.
We then offer ongoing website, phone and e-mail support to our clients to keep them informed throughout the year until we do their required OSHA annual update. Our goal is to assist your staff in making this process of regulatory compliance as easy as possible.
The mission of Dental Ed,
Inc. is to assist the dentist and his/her staff
with the often confusing process of
regulatory compliance. To provide California
Dental Board and Academy of General
Dentistry approved CEU education courses
and comprehensive written policies and
procedures. To provide ongoing website,
email and phone support. To offer on-site
training which allows the doctor and his staff
a convenient, cost-effective way to comply with regulations without having to take time away
from his/her busy practice.
Meet Our Team
Joyce Weeks, M.Sc., B.S. was graduated from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth with a masters in Immunology and Global Health in 2014. She completed her undergraduate studies with a bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Colorado State University. Mrs. Weeks joined Dental Ed, Inc. in September of 2014 and became Co-Owner in 2021. She brings a valuable resource with her knowledge of immunology and infectious disease. As the daughter of a dentist and dental infection control educator, she has assisted both in the varied aspects of their dental professions. This gives her unique insight into the need for education for PPE, disease transmission, vaccinations and prevention.
Joyce Howard Weeks, BS, MSc
April Cory, RDH
April Cory, R.D.H. graduated from the University of Louisville School of Hygiene in 1999. For the past 5 years it has been a pleasure to have her as part of the Dental Ed, Inc team. With over 20 years of experience in the dental field, she brings a wealth of practical knowledge and a passionate advocacy for the protection of patients and staff from infectious exposure and ergonomic injury. April understands how difficult it can be to find practical ways to comply with OSHA and the California Dental Board regulations in a busy clinical practice. She assists with training to address the specific needs of each office. They learn to implement necessary protocols as well written policies and procedures.
Kent C. “KC” Howard, BM
Kent “KC” Howard, B.M. graduated from San Francisco State University School of Music in 2015. He owned Visions Music Academy prior to COVID-19 in additional to working for Dental Ed, Inc. in the background since 1998. KC is now a certified OSHA consultant and as a business owner brings a wealth of experience in regulatory compliance. He assists with “on-site” assessments which address the specific needs of each office to implement necessary protocols as well written policies and procedures.
Joy Howard, BSN, RN
Joy Howard, BSN, RN, was graduated from the School of Nursing, University of
Portland in1975 and Co-owner of Dental Ed, Inc. For 34 years, she has been teaching a practical, hands-on approach to Infection Control and OSHA Compliance in the San Diego County area. Although she no longer teaches courses, Mrs. Howard has been a guest speaker for UCSD, the Filipino Dental Society, the San Diego County Dental Assistants Society, the San Diego County Dental Hygiene Society, the San Diego and Imperial County Dental Societies, the San Diego County and National Academies of General Dentistry and the California Dental Association.
As the wife of a dentist for over 45 years she understands the difficulty they face in
managing their practices while attempting to comply with the often confusing regulatory requirements.