Dental: Infection Control and Prevention in the Dental Office

29.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course: 
This basic-level course reviews the published guidelines and principles of infection control that are essential to prevent the spread of infectious disease in the dental office. Its content is relevant to all dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants. The course focuses on six core elements of infection control and describes each element in the context of the practice of dentistry. 

Course Objectives: 
  1. Describe the responsibility of healthcare workers to ensure that they, and the personnel that they supervise, adhere to scientifically accepted principles and practices of infection control. 
  2. Outline the modes and mechanisms of transmission of pathogenic organisms in healthcare settings and the strategies for its prevention and control. 
  3. Identify the engineering and work practice controls used to reduce patient and healthcare worker exposure to potentially infectious material in healthcare settings. 
  4. Describe the selection and use of barriers and/or personal protective equipment in preventing patient and healthcare worker contact with potentially infectious material. 
  5. Identify how infection control principles and practices for cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization are used in healthcare settings to create and maintain a safe environment for patient care.6. Outline the efforts taken to prevent and control infectious and communicable diseases in healthcare workers. 

About the Author: 
Louis G. DePaola, DDS, MS, is a professor and the assistant dean of clinical affairs in the Department of Oncology & Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his DDS in 1975 and completed a master of science degree in oral biology in 1981, both from the University of Maryland. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine and the American College of Dentists, and holds a certificate in prosthodontics. He is the director for dental training for the PA-Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center and served as a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) Council of Scientific Affairs from 2002 to 2005. Dr. DePaola has presented at the national meetings of most major dental associations and at numerous international conferences. He has authored or coauthored more than 130 journal articles, book chapters, and abstracts. He serves as a consultant to the ADA, other professional groups, and private industry. Over the past 20 years, Dr. DePaola has been awarded more than 75 research and service grants, many in the field of antiplaque chemotherapeutic agents, HIV/AIDS, management of medically compromised dental patients, rapid salivary diagnostic testing, dental unit waterlines, and infection control.courses since 1991. 

AGD code - 148
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Infection Control and Prevention in the Dental Office

29.95
About the Course: 
This basic-level course reviews the published guidelines and principles of infection control that are essential to prevent the spread of infectious disease in the dental office. Its content is relevant to all dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants. The course focuses on six core elements of infection control and describes each element in the context of the practice of dentistry. 

Course Objectives: 
  1. Describe the responsibility of healthcare workers to ensure that they, and the personnel that they supervise, adhere to scientifically accepted principles and practices of infection control. 
  2. Outline the modes and mechanisms of transmission of pathogenic organisms in healthcare settings and the strategies for its prevention and control. 
  3. Identify the engineering and work practice controls used to reduce patient and healthcare worker exposure to potentially infectious material in healthcare settings. 
  4. Describe the selection and use of barriers and/or personal protective equipment in preventing patient and healthcare worker contact with potentially infectious material. 
  5. Identify how infection control principles and practices for cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization are used in healthcare settings to create and maintain a safe environment for patient care.6. Outline the efforts taken to prevent and control infectious and communicable diseases in healthcare workers. 

About the Author: 
Louis G. DePaola, DDS, MS, is a professor and the assistant dean of clinical affairs in the Department of Oncology & Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his DDS in 1975 and completed a master of science degree in oral biology in 1981, both from the University of Maryland. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine and the American College of Dentists, and holds a certificate in prosthodontics. He is the director for dental training for the PA-Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center and served as a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) Council of Scientific Affairs from 2002 to 2005. Dr. DePaola has presented at the national meetings of most major dental associations and at numerous international conferences. He has authored or coauthored more than 130 journal articles, book chapters, and abstracts. He serves as a consultant to the ADA, other professional groups, and private industry. Over the past 20 years, Dr. DePaola has been awarded more than 75 research and service grants, many in the field of antiplaque chemotherapeutic agents, HIV/AIDS, management of medically compromised dental patients, rapid salivary diagnostic testing, dental unit waterlines, and infection control.courses since 1991. 

AGD code - 148