All About Us

Always here when you need us.

We do 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.

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Our Process

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 27 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 S.D. County Health Dept., and the Dental Board of CA.  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, (non 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 compliance as easy as possible.

Our Mission

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

Joy Howard, B.S.N., R.N.

Joy Howard, B.S.N., R.N., was graduated from the School of Nursing, University of Portland 1975 and is the owner of Dental Ed, Inc. For 28 years she has been teaching a practical, hands-on approach to Infection Control & OSHA Compliance in the San Diego County area. She does on-site courses and teaches seminars. 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 38 years she understands the difficulty they face in managing their practices while attempting to comply with the often confusing regulatory requirements.

Joyce Howard, M.Sc., B.S.

Joyce Howard, M.Sc., B.S. was graduated from the 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. Ms. Howard 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.