Aerosols in the Dental Office: Best Practices for Patient and Practitioner Safety
COURSE NUMBER: 619
Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS
This course seeks to assess the risks posed by aerosols in the dental office and assess infection control measures that can be implemented during dental practice to block the person-to-person transmission routes through standard and transmi...
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This course seeks to assess the risks posed by aerosols in the dental office and assess infection control measures that can be implemented during dental practice to block the person-to-person transmission routes through standard and transmission-based precautions.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students
Date Course Online:
Apr 27, 2020
Last Revision Date:
Mar 22, 2023
Course Expiration Date:
Mar 22, 2026
AGD Subject Code(s):
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Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Explain the risk factors and basic properties of aerosols generated during routine dental procedures.
- Describe what types of dental procedures result in significant dental aerosol production.
- Understand the types of pathogens and resultant illnesses are associated with such aerosols.
- Differentiate between standard and transmission-based precautions and their utility in the dental office for safe delivery of care.
- List infection control and aerosol mitigation techniques that may reduce the risk of cross-contamination to patients and providers.
- 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.
This course may not satisfy individual state requirements on CDC/Infection Control. Please check with your State Board to verify.
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.
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THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
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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, 2024-December 31, 2025). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.