The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization continually update lists with new and emerging infectious diseases. Over 20 states mandate dental professionals to infection control continuing education for each license renewal period. This session will assist you in refreshing, reviewing, and expanding your infection control knowledge for the dental setting.
At the completion of the session, participants will be able to
- List how infections are commonly spread in dental setting.
- Differentiate the role of the CDC, OSHA, NIOSH and OSAP to help ensure a safe work environment.
- Develop or update a written Infection control/exposure control protocol.
- Identify resources and tools to assist with infection control quality assurance measures.
Speaker: Claudia A. Turcotte, RDH, MSDH, MSOSH, Professor Emeritus, CDA Emeritus
Ms Turcotte has presented and published articles on dental related topics in several journals. She has recently retired as Professor of Dental Hygiene, Tunxis Community College CT after decades of teaching dental assistant and dental hygiene students. She is the recipient of the prestigious Mabel C. McCarthy award presented by the CT DH Association and the recipient of the ADHA national Teacher of the year award.
Disclosures: The speaker has no conflicts.
Disclaimers: As per ADA guidelines, participants must use caution when using limited knowledge in treating patients. It is always recommended to do further research.
CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS)
PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/1/2021– 12/31/2025). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by state or provincial Boards of Dentistry.
PLS is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc (1/1-12/31/24). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry.
This webinar is designated for the CEUs as indicated. Check your state’s CE regulations for course acceptance.