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

19 Days Left Until the Seminar

  • AGD Approved:

    8 CEUs

  • Presenter:

    John A. Molinari   Ph.D.

  • Date + Time:

    Saturday, November 02, 2019   8:30am - 5:00pm

  • Location:

    DoubleTree by Hilton Portland

    363 Maine Mall Road

    Portland, ME   04106

    (207) 775-6161

    Facility Website

  • Tuition:

    Dentists: $285.00

    RDH/Auxiliaries: $185.00

    RDH or Aux. in attendance with Dentist: $145.00

    Add $10/registrant if after: Friday, October 25, 2019

  • Parking:

    Complimentary. Use open lots

  • Event Brochure


Course Description

Health, Safety, Protection and Infection Control in the Dental Practice
Let’s Talk About Infection Control and OSHA

  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. The Challenges of Waterborne Infections
    1. Waterborne diseases overview
      1. Global impact
      2. Infectious agents
    2. Outbreaks and characteristics
    3. Waterborne infections in health care
      1. Medical outbreaks and sources of cross-infection
      2. Representative pathogens
    4. Implications for dental water sources
  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

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) 736-9200
To 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)

Course Objectives

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

  1. To use the most current infection control recommendations for dentistry as reinforcement for clinicians of an effective, practical infection control program.
  2. Understand the routine application of various infection control practices and protocols based on accumulated science- and clinical-based evidence and regulatory requirements.
  3. Comprehend the variety of acceptable product choices for accomplishing a infection control goals in a dental facility.
  4. Comprehend the historical and current challenges waterborne infections present to the population and healthcare facilities.
  5. Understand the unique colonization and pathogenic properties of microorganisms that promote cross-contamination and infection in susceptible hosts.
  6. Describe infectious disease characteristics and outbreaks of specific waterborne pathogens that challenge our health care infection control procedures.
  7. Discuss available approaches to control microbial colonization of waterlines in dental and medical settings.
  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.


To register by phone, please call (603) 736-9200

To register by fax, please send completed registration form to: (603) 736-9208. Download blank form here.

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