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Hand Hygiene: Infection Control/Exposure Control Issues for Oral Healthcare Workers

Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA; Michaell A. Huber, DDS

Continuing Dental Education Units:  2 hours
Intended Audience:  Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students
Date Course Online:  Mar 04, 2010
Last Revision Date:  Jul 23, 2013
Course Expiration Date:  Jul 22, 2016

Introduction
Introduction

This course presents the essential elements of an infection control/exposure control plan for the oral healthcare setting with emphasis on hand hygiene.

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Disclaimer:  Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.


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Géza T. Terézhalmy
Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
Géza T.
Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA

Professor and Dean Emeritus
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University


Dr. Terézhalmy is Professor and Dean Emeritus, School of Dental Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; and a Consultant, Naval Postgraduate Dental School, Navy Medicine Manpower, Personnel, Training & Education Command, Bethesda, Maryland.  Dr. Terézhalmy received a B.S. from John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio; a D.D.S. from School of Dental Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; a Certificate of Oral Medicine Residency from the National Naval Dental Center, Bethesda, Maryland; and a M.A. from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.  Dr. Terézhalmy is certified by the American Board of Oral Medicine and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (Life).  Over the past 40 years, he has held more than 30 positions in professional societies; served as editor or contributing editor for several publications; co-authored or contributed chapters for several books; published over 225 abstracts and articles in peer reviewed journals; and accepted invitations to lecture before many local, state, national, and international professional societies.

 

 

Email: gtt2@case.edu

Michaell A. Huber
Michaell A. Huber, DDS
Michaell A.
Michaell A. Huber, DDS

Associate Professor
Head, Oral Medicine Division

Department of Dental Diagnostic Science
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School


Dr. Huber is an Associate Professor, Head, Division of Oral Medicine, Department of Dental Diagnostic Science, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School, San Antonio, Texas.


Dr. Huber received his DDS from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School, San Antonio, Texas in 1980 and a Certificate in Oral Medicine from the National Naval Dental Center, Bethesda, Maryland in 1988.  He is certified by the American Board of Oral Medicine as an officer of the Dental Corps, United States Navy.  Dr. Huber’s assignments included numerous ships and shore stations and served as Chairman, Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology and Director, Graduate Program in Oral Medicine, National Naval Dental Center, Bethesda, Maryland.  In addition he served as Specialty Leader for Oral Medicine to the Surgeon General of the United States Navy, Washington, DC; and Force Dental Officer, Naval Air Force Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia.  He has many professional affiliations and over the past 24 years, he has held a variety of positions in professional organizations.


Since joining the faculty in 2002, Dr. Huber has been teaching both pre-doctoral and graduate dental students at the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School, San Antonio, Texas, and is the Director of the school’s Oral Medicine Tertiary Care Clinic.  He is currently serving as the Public Affairs Chairman for the American Academy of Oral Medicine.  Dr. Huber has accepted invitations to lecture before many local, state, and national professional organizations.  He has been published in numerous journals including:  Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology; Dental Clinics of North America, Journal of the American Dental Association, and Quintessence International.

 

 

Email: huberm@uthscsa.edu

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Terézhalmy has done consulting work for Procter & Gamble and is a member of the dentalcare.com Advisory Board.
  • Dr. Huber reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
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