DentalCare Logo
Introduction

Infection Control-Related Administrative Policies and Work Restrictions

COURSE NUMBER: 473

Michaell A. Huber, DDS; Geza T. Terezhalmy, DDS, MA

Credit Hours:

1 Hour(s)

PDF

Participants in this course will be introduced to evidence-based information on infection control-related administrative policies and work restrictions to minimize (1) adverse reactions to latex products, (2) exposure of susceptible oral he...

View More

(Use this feature to create assignments for your students and staff.)

Overview

Participants in this course will be introduced to evidence-based information on infection control-related administrative policies and work restrictions to minimize (1) adverse reactions to latex products, (2) exposure of susceptible oral healthcare personnel (OHCP) to opportunistic infections, and (3) the exposure of patients to OHCP who have been exposed to or are infected with transmissible pathogens.


This course provides best available evidence for the development of strategies to minimize latex-related problems among oral healthcare personnel (OHCP) and patients, to minimize the exposure of OHCP with acute or chronic diseases to patients who have been diagnosed with a transmissible infectious disease, and to minimize the exposure of patients to OHCP who have been exposed to or have been diagnosed with an infectious disease.


Syllabus: Infection Prevention, Hazardous Waste Management, and Hazard Communication Compliance

The information in this 13-module syllabus is intended (1) to meet initial educational/training requirements for Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, and Dental Assistant Students as mandated by OSHA and other federal, state, local and professional organizations, (2) to provide a framework for an in-service training program in oral healthcare settings to meet annual educational/training requirements as mandated by OSHA and other federal, state, local and professional organizations, and (3) to serve as a resource for oral healthcare personnel wishing to review evidence-based information on specific topics related to infection prevention, hazardous waste management, and hazard communication compliance.

LEARN MORE

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Jul 1, 2015

  • Last Revision Date:

    Apr 8, 2021

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Apr 7, 2024

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    148

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Develop and implement administrative policies and work-practice controls to minimize latex-related adverse effect among patients and OHCP.
  • Develop and implement administrative policies and work restrictions for OHCP susceptible to opportunistic infections.
  • Develop and implement administrative policies and work restrictions for OHCP exposed to or infected with transmissible pathogens.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • 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.

Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Terézhalmy has done consulting work for Procter & Gamble and has served on the dentalcare.com Advisory Board. He has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Dr. Huber has done consulting work for Procter & Gamble and serves on the dentalcare.com Advisory Board.
Michaell A. Huber

Michaell A. Huber

DDS

Professor* Department of Comprehensive Dentistry The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Dentistry, San Antonio, Texas


Dr. Michaell A. Huber is an Adjunct Professor of Oral Medicine, Department of Comprehen...

View More
Geza T Terezhalmy

Geza T. Terezhalmy

DDS, MA

Submission Information

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Submission For credit transfers to appear in your AGD account in real time, make sure to add your AGD membership number in the field provided on the “Share Your Test Score” page.


CE Broker For all states that use CE Broker for licensure, “proof of completions” are electronically reported the first of every month. If a course was taken in November, the “proof of completion” will be submitted the beginning of December.

Recognition

ADA CERP Logo

ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The Procter & Gamble Company is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.


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 boards of dentistry.


Concerns or complaints about a dental CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at:


https://www.ada.org/en/ccepr/ada-cerp-recognition/complaints

AGD Pace Logo

Approved PACE Program Provider

THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY


Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.


8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

Provider ID# 211886

AADH Logo

AADH Approved Program Provider

Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.