Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient-care Items in Oral Healthcare Settings

Introduction

Introduction

Participants in this course will be introduced to evidence-based recommendations for the preferred methods of transporting, cleaning, sterilizing or disinfecting patient-care items essential for an effective infection control/exposure control strategy in oral healthcare settings.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Occhionero reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
  • Dr. Terézhalmy has done consulting work for Procter & Gamble and has served on the dentalcare.com Advisory Board.

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.

Note: Registration is required to take test.

Note to Iowa dental professionals: This course complies with the Iowa Dental Board for recertification in the area of infection control standards, as established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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

The information in this 14-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.

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SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Submission

To have your "proof of completion" information automatically submitted to the AGD, make sure to add your AGD membership number in the field provided on the Share Your Test Score page. Allow at least 30 days for your credit transfer to appear in your AGD account.

NEW - Tennessee Licensees - Beginning October 11, 2018 dentalcare.com will submit your CE course information to CE Broker.

Note for Tennessee and Louisiana Licensees:
For your “proof of completion” to be electronically reported to CE Broker within 30 days of program completion, please add your Tennessee/Louisiana License number in the field provided on the “Share Your Test Score” page. If you are licensed in multiple states, please enter just your Tennessee/Louisiana License number.

Note for Florida Licensees:
For your “proof of completion” to be electronically reported to CE Broker within 30 days of program completion, please add your Florida License number in the field provided on the “Share Your Test Score” page. If you are licensed in multiple states, please enter just your Florida License number. For accurate submission into Florida CE Broker:

  • Dentists must have a “DN” in front of their license number, i.e., DN12345
  • Hygienists must have a “DH” in front of their license number, i.e., DH12345
  • Do not add "0’s" in front of the license number – the system will reject the “proof of completion”

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