Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the requisites for the transmission of pathogenic organisms, i.e., the “chain of infection.”
  • Discuss the rationale for Standard Precautions and their application in oral healthcare settings.
  • Discuss the rationale for Transmission-based Precautions and their application in oral healthcare setting.
  • Discuss the requisites for an effective infection prevention strategy related to structure, process, and outcome.
  • Discuss the requisites of an infection prevention education and training program for healthcare personnel related to infection prevention.