Presenter: John Molinari, PhD
Format: Audio - MP3 File Download $18 or Compact Disc $25
This course will provide an update on occupational bloodborne and respiratory infection risks for dental healthcare professionals, as well as a practical discussion of current infection prevention regulations and recommendations for dentistry. The most recent CDC recommendations concerning bloodborne pathogens and infection control will be presented, along with updates on OSHA regulations as they pertain to dental settings. Hand hygiene, vaccinations, and other preventive measures (i.e. personal protective equipment, instrument reprocessing, disinfection, and dental water asepsis) are frameworks for this course. Infectious disease challenges and prevention strategies will be used to reinforce the application of standard precautions during patient treatment. The most recent evidence-based information will also be discussed to address certain issues where perceptions and misuse of infection control procedures and products are in conflict with scientific and clinical knowledge.