Infection Control: What Works?

  • Thursday 1/27/2022
  • Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Course Code: 147TH
  • Cost: $225
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 160 AB
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
Marie Fluent, DDS
Lisa Kane, DMD is a general dentist. She stopped practicing about 5 years ago and established Dental Office Compliance of New England. She works with dental offices to help them maintain compliance in the areas of infection control, OSHA, and board regulations. She loves going into offices, doing mock inspections, and then helping them with all of their plans and protocols, safety meetings, and trainings so that they don't have to worry about compliance. She especially enjoys her new chemical resistant labels that she brings with her!

A variety of infection control products and approaches are presented in this lively and interactive course. Basic disease transmission and infection control are explored in light of current documented knowledge while using products as instructional tools. Misconceptions and common problems will be discussed, along with potential implications and consequences. The program is intended to help attendees get maximum effectiveness from their infection control efforts. See (with glow-germs and other activities) how different techniques and products work for you! Each attendee leaves with examples of products to apply what they learned.

In this course attendees will:
  • Explain basic principles of infection control
  • Identify best practices in hand hygiene
  • Compare and evaluate personal protective equipment (PPE) products and practices including respiratory protection
  • Assess options for optimal environmental asepsis and sharps safety protocol
  • Discuss instrument sterilization technology and practices
  • Manage dental waterline asepsis using various strategies
  • Maximize effectiveness of infection control efforts
This course is also offered on Thursday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 118TH
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist, Office, Technician