Health, Safety, Protection and Infection Control in the Dental Practice

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  • Health, Safety, Protection and Infection Control in the Dental Practice

  • 8 Live CEUs

  • Presenter:

    John A. Molinari   Ph.D.

  • Date + Time:

    Friday, August 14, 2020

    8:30 am - 5:00 pm   EDT

    Add Reminder 8/14/20208:30 am 8/14/20205:00 pm EDT Health, Safety, Protection and Infection Control in the Dental Practice Originally schedule for August 14 in Charleston, SC. Due to COVID-19, this will be hosted virtually! We're happy to be hosting this seminar online on EDT.This course will discuss health, safety, protection, and infection control in the dental office. Dr. Molinari will start by providing an update on infection control and what you need to know. In the second section of the day, Dr. Molinari will transition the discussion to emerging infectious diseases with an update on COVID-19. Finally in our third section, Dr. Molinari will provide up to date vaccine recommendations and lead a discussion on vaccinations, their impacts, and the myths surrounding them.
  • Tuition:

    Dentists: $285.00

    RDH/Auxiliaries: $185.00

    RDH or Aux. in attendance with Dentist: $145.00

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Course Description

Health, Safety, Protection and Infection Control in the Dental Practice
Let’s Talk About Infection Control and OSHA
This seminar will discuss the current infection control regulations and recommendations for dentistry. The most current CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dentistry, along with the recent updates and accumulated data regarding health care risks, and preventive measures, will serve as frameworks for this presentation. Evidence-based information also will be discussed to address certain issues where perceptions and misuse of infection control procedures and products are in conflict with scientific and clinical knowledge. A major goal of this presentation is to help dental professionals increase their understanding of the “why” as well as the “what” of infection control practices.

Emerging Infectious Diseases
Infectious diseases described over the past 4 decades include those caused by newly discovered microbial pathogens, re-emergent infections with drug-resistant strains, and infections which have become increasingly resistant to previously successful antimicrobials. Current epidemiology and scientific evidence addressing ongoing challenges, and occupational guidelines for representative blood-borne pathogens (hepatitis B and C viruses and Human Immunodeficiency Virus), respiratory infections (COVID-19 Coronavirus, influenza viruses, tuberculosis), and waterborne infections will comprise major portions of the seminar. Also, the impact of emerging drug-resistant fungal infections caused by Candida auris, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and antibiotic-associated Clostridium difficile infections on the population will be discussed.

Vaccine Recommendations: Science, Success & Myths
This seminar will consider vaccination as an effective public health infection control approach for protection of both the general population and health care professionals. Emphasis will focus on the most recent updated information pertaining to vaccines used in the prevention of adult infectious disease, especially those with increased occupational health care risks. Discussion concerning recent public health vaccine recommendations, such as those targeting shingles and human papilloma viruses (HPV) will also be included. The rationale and classification of available vaccines and emerging technologies will be discussed in order to provide participants appropriate scientific and clinical evidence, which can be useful when considering the necessity for their own protection, as well as protection of the general public and individuals diagnosed with immune compromising conditions and diseases. In addition, important information will be presented concerning certain public misperceptions against vaccines which threaten their documented global success against many preventable infectious diseases.

  1. Infection Control Update
    1. Current guidelines, recommendations overview & exposure control plan for dental practice - CDC, ADA, OSHA
    2. Current Statistics - Hepatitis-C
    3. Aseptic Techniques - hand hygiene
    4. Post-Exposure Management Protocols
      Coffee Break
    5. Personal Protection Equipment Updates - gloves, eyewear, masks
    6. Instrument Sterilization & Processing
    7. Environmental Surface Disinfection
      1. Covers
      2. Spray disinfectants
      3. Disinfectant wipes
    8. Dental Unit Waterline Asepsis
      Lunch (12:30 - 1:00 pm)
  2. Emerging Infectious Diseases
    1. Overview of global disease status
    2. Factors related to emergence of infectious diseases
      1. Human demographics and behavoir
      2. Breakdown in public health systems and measures
      3. Microbial adaptation and change
      4. Ecological factors
    3. Representative diseases
      1. Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
      2. Antibiotic-resistant infections
      3. Bloodborne viral diseases (Hepatitis B Virus, Hepatitis C Virus, HIV/AIDS)
      4. Respiratory Infections (COVID-19 [Coronavirus], Influenza, Tuberculosis)
      5. Contact-mediated infections (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus [MRSA])
      6. Clostridium difficile-mediated enterocolitis
      7. Candida auris
    4. Challenges to infection control practices
  3. Vaccine Recommendations
    1. Public health impact
      1. Vaccine principles and types
      2. CDC recommendations
    2. Discussion of representative vaccines
      1. HBV, influenza
      2. Zoster, HPV
    3. Public Health Knowledge
      1. Herd immunity
      2. Mandated requirements
    4. Science vs. vaccine myths

In addition to the everything we’ve talked about, there’s a few other things that’ll set the day apart:

  • A spiral bound copy of the handout for the day! This will be mailed to you leading up to the day.
  • We know it’s a long day! There’ll be plenty of breaks and a clear agenda.
  • A $25 gift card coming your way so you can pick up some food and coffee on the day!
  • We’ll have a notetaker sitting in on the entire day! They’ll be diligently taking notes on the presentation. Within the next week, we’ll distribute a copy of the notes.
  • A recording of the presentation will be made available.
  • Plenty of interaction and opportunity for Q&A. You'll be able to raise your hand, unmute yourself, and have a conversation with the presenter.

Dr. Molinari's seminar will use a traditional Power Point lecture format that will include microbiological, research, and other evidence-based clinical information to demonstrate and reinforce concepts. The presentation will also encourage audience participation in the discussion of appropriate infection prevention strategies for clinical settings. Participants will have multiple opportunities to ask questions during the course of the seminar."

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Health, Safety, Protection and Infection Control in the Dental Practice

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course the participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the routine application of various infection control practices and protocols based on accumulated science- and clinical-based evidence and regulatory requirements.
  2. Comprehend the variety of acceptable product choices for accomplishing a infection control goals in a dental facility.
  3. Describe major global and epidemiological factors which can lead to the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases.
  4. Describe the challenges representative blood-borne, airborne, contact, and waterborne infections present to healthcare workers and the population.
  5. Comprehend the occupational health care risks presented by these diseases.
  6. To use the most current infection control recommendations for dentistry as reinforcement for clinicians of an effective, practical infection control program.
  7. Apply appropriate infection control precautions to minimize the potential for cross-infection.
  8. Comprehend the overall impact vaccinations have had in protecting the population against many infectious diseases.
  9. Discuss the latest CDC vaccine recommendations for health care professionals.
  10. Understand the rationale for other representative vaccination recommendations, including human papilloma virus infections.
  11. Describe the dangers of public misperceptions against vaccines.


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