DescriptionControlling the spread of infectious disease is sometimes as simple as washing your hands, but often requires specialized techniques and procedures. This 2-hour lecture course prepares you to take on infection control in your office in a systematic way and will serve as a refresher for some members of the dental healthcare team.
*Note: While open to all team members, this course is tailored to meet the new infection control credits required of CDAs by DANB: As of Jan 1, 2016, all CDAs, whether they hold one or more DANB certifications, must earn a minimum of two Continuing Dental Education (CDE) credits in infection control topics annually. These two CDE credits are in addition to any federally mandated OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard training.
VideoconferencingMAHEC has the ability to provide a videoconference of this event to other satellite locations in the MAHEC region. Please contact the planner of the course to arrange a videoconference, at the following email: email@example.com
Group RegistrationsRegistering 2 or more participants with one payment? Once registration has opened, please use the paper registration form at the end of the PDF brochure. Send completed paper registrations for the full group to the Registration Team at MAHEC.
Certified Dental Assistants (CDAs); other dental team members such as Dentists, DA IIs and Dental Hygienists are welcome to attend as well
Upon completion of this lecture-interaction based class, participants will be able to:
- Analyze the need for infection/hazard control in dentistry to protect the clinician and the patient
- Apply critical thinking skills in demonstrating the preparation and decontamination of the dental operatory and instrument recirculation
- Recognize and apply the barriers or procedures available to prevent cross-contamination/infection
- Compare and contrast use of chemicals for operatory preparation and decontamination
- Examine the accepted methods of sterilization
- Identify regulations of the Federal and State Agencies which regulate the practice of dentistry
- Brenda Fisher, RDH, BSDH