Marie T. Fluent, DDS, CDIPC

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Dr. Fluent is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Her dental career spanned 35 years and included roles as dentist, infection control coordinator, office manager, and dental assistant. She now lectures, writes and consults extensively on infection control, OSHA compliance, eye safety, and antibiotic stewardship in dentistry.

Dr. Fluent is on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Antibiotic Resistance Reduction Coalition (MARR). In 2022 she helped OSAP secure CDC grant funding to disseminate antibiotic stewardship resources to dental personnel and led OSAP’s first-ever Antibiotic Stewardship Summit. She is passionate and deeply committed to educate the dental community to be stewards of antibiotics and strive for the safest dental visit™.

OSAP (Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention), MARR (Michigan Antibiotic Resistance Reduction Coalition), ADA,
Region / Country
USA / Canada
University/Institution/Affiliation/Private Practice
OSAP (Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention), MARR (Michigan Antibiotic Resistance Reduction Coalition)
Mailing Address
7715 Forest Street, Dexter, MI 48130
Career Level
>10 Years Post Training
Name of residency program where you trained:
Speaking Experience (limit to your top 20 speaking experiences max)

OSAP (Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention): Annual Conference and Boot Camp
CHICA-Canada (Community and Hospital Infection Control Association)
Yankee Dental Congress
Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting
Greater New York Dental Meeting
Star of the North Dental Meeting
Texas Dental Association
Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting
Utah Dental Association
Jamaica Dental Association
Puerto Rico Dental Congress
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Arizona Dental Infection Prevention Collaborative Agenda
California Dental Association
Iowa Department of Public Health
Colorado Dental Association
Functional Oral and Airway Health Summit
North Dakota Dental Association
Northern Nevada Dental Society
Greater St. Louis Dental Society

Service to Boards, Committees, Professional Organizations, Honors, & Awards

Board of Directors: Michigan Antibiotic Resistance Reduction Coalition (MARR)
Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of the Michigan Dental Association
Advisory Board, Elite Courses (formerly Western Schools)
2022 OSAP Dr. Milton E. Schaefer Superior Service Award
2023 OSAP Chair’s Citation Award

Academic Appointments

Grant: Cooperative Agreement between CDC and OSAP: contribute to finalizing content curation for CDC website on Antibiotic Stewardship in Dentistry, dissemination of information on antibiotic stewardship to dental team

OSAP: Educational Consultant

DentaQuest Project: Best Practices for Office Reopening in the Era of COVID-19

Michigan Dental Association Task Force to Reopen Dental Facilities after COVID-19

Subject Matter Expert for Certification in Dental Infection Prevention and Control™ (CDIPC™), Exam Item Writing Committee, OSAP/DALE Foundation and Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)

Would you be willing to participate in virtual events?
What are you looking for on this platform?
I am looking for speaking opportunities
Do you have an interest in mentorship?
I have no interest
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