Spread Smiles Not Germs: Infection Control in Dentistry

  • Saturday 1/29/2022
  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Course Code: 622SE
  • Cost: $125
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 150
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
Herbert Bader, DDS is an emeritus lecturer in periodontology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and lectures throughout the United States and Canada on the subjects of inflammatory suppression, diagnosis, and adjunctive oral cancer screening. He maintains a private practice in Plymouth and on Cape Cod, MA.
Ellen Gambardella, CDA is the former director of dental assisting at the Minuteman School of Applied Arts and Sciences, as well as a national speaker and educator.

Supercharge your knowledge with information on blood-borne and airborne pathogens, COVID-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines, OSHA regulations, personal protective equipment, sterilization and disinfection, engineering and workplace controls, hand hygiene, hazardous communication, and helpful hints between topics. Join this useful and interactive course and walk away with pearls you can implement immediately!

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Describe the how, what, and why of a successful infection control program 
  • Compare the epidemiology of Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, Tuberculosis, and their modes of transmission 
  • Understand standard precautions and the methods to prevent or reduce exposures 
  • Recognize the appropriate actions to take and persons to contact in an emergency involving blood or Other Potentially Infectious Material (OPIM) 
  • Examine instrument reprocessing, sterilization, biological monitoring, disinfection, and barrier technique 
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist, Office, Technician