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Date + Time:
Saturday, August 15, 2020 8:30am - 5:00pm
Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC
630 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201
RDH or Aux. in attendance with Dentist: $145.00
Add $10/registrant if after: Friday, August 07, 2020
Complimentary. Use hotel lots.
Course DescriptionHealth, 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.
- Infection Control Update
- Current guidelines, recommendations overview & exposure control plan for dental practice - CDC, ADA, OSHA
- Current Statistics - Hepatitis-C
- Aseptic Techniques - hand hygiene
- Post-Exposure Management Protocols
- Personal Protection Equipment Updates - gloves, eyewear, masks
- Instrument Sterilization & Processing
- Environmental Surface Disinfection
- Spray disinfectants
- Disinfectant wipes
- Dental Unit Waterline Asepsis
Lunch (12:30 - 1:00 pm)
- Emerging Infectious Diseases
- Overview of global disease status
- Factors related to emergence of infectious diseases
- Human demographics and behavoir
- Breakdown in public health systems and measures
- Microbial adaptation and change
- Ecological factors
- Representative diseases
- Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
- Antibiotic-resistant infections
- Bloodborne viral diseases (Hepatitis B Virus, Hepatitis C Virus, HIV/AIDS)
- Respiratory Infections (COVID-19 [Coronavirus], Influenza, Tuberculosis)
- Contact-mediated infections (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus [MRSA])
- Clostridium difficile-mediated enterocolitis
- Candida auris
- Challenges to infection control practices
- Vaccine Recommendations
- Public health impact
- Vaccine principles and types
- CDC recommendations
- Discussion of representative vaccines
- HBV, influenza
- Zoster, HPV
- Public Health Knowledge
- Herd immunity
- Mandated requirements
- Science vs. vaccine myths
- Public health impact
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."
To register by phone, please call (603) 736-9200To register by fax, please send completed registration form to: (603) 736-9208. Download blank form here.
What People Are Saying
- "Dr. Molinari was a highly informed, enthusiastic, educated and good humored speaker. His presentation was a good use w/ my time. Thank you!"
- C.G, DDS (Ann Arbor, MI)
- "Superior seminar! So refreshing to listen to a premier expert in his field."
- S.H, RDH (Dallas, TX)
- "Loved his humor, presentation of info, enjoyed his knowledge and time. Great course. Loved it all!"
- Off. Adm. (Atlanta, GA)
- "Dr. Molinari was most interesting and incorporated humor into the seminar"
- C.F., DDS (Raleigh, NC)
At the completion of this course the participants should be able to:
- To use the most current infection control recommendations for dentistry as reinforcement for clinicians of an effective, practical infection control program.
- Understand the routine application of various infection control practices and protocols based on accumulated science- and clinical-based evidence and regulatory requirements.
- Comprehend the variety of acceptable product choices for accomplishing a infection control goals in a dental facility.
- Describe major global and epidemiological factors which can lead to the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases.
- Describe the challenges representative blood-borne, airborne, contact, and waterborne infections present to healthcare workers and the population
- Comprehend the occupational health care risks presented by these diseases
- Apply appropriate infection control precautions to minimize the potential for cross-infection
- Comprehend the overall impact vaccinations have had in protecting the population against many infectious diseases.
- Discuss the latest CDC vaccine recommendations for health care professionals.
- Understand the rationale for other representative vaccination recommendations, including human papilloma virus infections.
- Describe the dangers of public misperceptions against vaccines.