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1305 Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings (AGD 148)

1305 Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings (AGD 148)

1305 Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings (AGD 148)

Sharon K. Dickinson, CDA, CDPMA, RDA, CRFDA; Richard D. Bebermeyer, DDS, MBA
Sharon K. Dickinson, CDA, CDPMA, RDA, CRFDA; Richard D. Bebermeyer, DDS, MBA
on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

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Launch date: 14 Aug 2016

Expiry Date: 31 May 2018

Last updated: 27 Apr 2017

Reference: 164767

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Understanding current infection control regulations and recommendations for dental settings is critical to ensuring the health and safety of patients and dental team members. The CDC’s “Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health Care Settings, 2003” sets a standard of care for dental infection control. Dental offices also must comply with OSHA mandates as well as any state and/or local regulations. This course reviews significant infection control publications and supports optimal dental infection control and safety.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
Objective 1:
differentiate between OSHA standards and CDC guidelines as they relate to dental infection control;
Objective 2:
outline the objectives and goals in establishing an infection control program in the dental healthcare setting;
Objective 3:
differentiate between universal precautions and standard precautions;
Objective 4:
list infectious diseases relevant to dentistry;
Objective 5:
identify and describe methods of disease transmission;
Objective 6:
discuss occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens, including prevention, post-exposure management, and prophylaxis;
Objective 7:
summarize how to establish and manage an infection control program;
Objective 8:
identify infectious hazards in the dental setting; and
Objective 9:
evaluate the practice setting’s infection control program.
Sharon K. Dickinson, CDA, CDPMA, RDA, CRFDA; Richard D. Bebermeyer, DDS, MBA

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Sharon K. Dickinson, CDA, CDPMA, RDA, CRFDA; Richard D. Bebermeyer, DDS, MBA
on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

Sharon K. Dickinson, CDA, CDPMA, RDA, CRFDA
Sharon K. Dickinson, CDA, CDPMA, RDA has been actively involved in the dental profession as a chairside assistant, office manager, consultant and educator. Since 1981, Professor Dickinson has held the position of director of the Dental Assisting Program at the El Paso Community College. She is considered a curriculum expert for the Texas Coordinating Board, infection control expert serving on the infection control test development committee for the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. Professor Dickinson is a federally authorized OSHA Outreach trainer in Occupational Safety and Health for General Industry. With more than 35 years of clinical and practical experience in dentistry, Professor Dickinson speaks and consults extensively on OSHA and infection control. In addition Professor Dickinson has published numerous articles.

Richard D. Bebermeyer, DDS, MBA
Richard D. Bebermeyer, DDS, MBA serves as Clinical Professor, Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health at The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston Dental Branch. He is a general dentist with interest in infection control and prevention in dentistry. Dr. Bebermeyer received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Washington University in St. Louis, and his Masters in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 4.00 Hours -
    Reference number: AGD 148

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