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Mandated, Highly Recommended, and Other Vaccines for Oral Healthcare Personnel

COURSE NUMBER: 479

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

Credit Hours:

2 Hour(s)

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Immunization strategies for oral healthcare personnel (OHCP) are predicated on (1) vaccines mandated or strongly recommended at the time of employment, (2) vaccines recommended for adults in general, and (3) vaccines recommended when other ...

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Overview

Immunization strategies for oral healthcare personnel (OHCP) are predicated on (1) vaccines mandated or strongly recommended at the time of employment, (2) vaccines recommended for adults in general, and (3) vaccines recommended when other risk factors (other than occupation) are also present. This course presents current knowledge related to vaccination strategies in healthcare settings is supported by data derived from well-conducted trials or extensive, controlled observations, or, in the absence of such data, by best-informed, most authoritative opinions available.


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.

Infection Prevention, Hazard Waste Management, and Hazard Communication Compliance

  • Intended Audience:

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

  • Date Course Online:

    May 29, 2015

  • Last Revision Date:

    Jul 21, 2021

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Jul 20, 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:


  • Discuss the pharmacology of immunobiologicals.
  • Discuss vaccine safety and adverse effects.
  • Identify vaccine-preventable diseases.
  • Develop vaccination strategies appropriate for the oral healthcare setting.
  • Discuss strategies to determine and document evidence of immunity to vaccine-preventable diseases.

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. Huber is a member of the dentalcare.com Advisory Board. He has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • 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.
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...

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Geza T Terezhalmy

Geza T. Terezhalmy

DDS, MA

Submission Information

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8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

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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.