Infection Control Program

Rationale for Infection Control, Concepts, Universal Precautions, Transmission-based Precautions, Common Infectious Diseases & Emerging Diseases impacting Dentistry including COVID-19, Hand Washing, PPE, Germicide selection, Instrument Reprocessing, Dental Treatment Water Quality, Radiology.

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4 Hours
6 lectures
DR. RAGHUNATH PUTTAIAH

$50 $75

What this course teaches

  • The Rationale for dental infection control
  • Emerging Diseases & Pandemics, Germicides Use & Misuse
  • Personal Protective Equipment & Surface Barriers
  • Instrument Reprocessing and ICD
  • Common Infectious Diseases impacting dentistry
  • Handwashing & Handcare, sanitization, disinfection and sterilization
  • Dental Treatment Water Contamination

Description

Dental Infection Control encompasses both patient safety and employee safety. At TOOTHCE, we take a team centric approach in teaching and learning where the Complete Dental Team of a Clinic works as a single organism in Dental Safety.Our programs are not designed for individual people but for the whole dental team with a Designated Safety Manager that coordinates all safety efforts in the clinic.

Content

Practical Infection Control in Dentistry

Rationale and History

04:22

ADA IC Guidelines

03:33

Hep-B Virus Transmission P2P

04:12

HCV Transmission By Oral Surgeon - P2P

07:23

History and Pioneers

03:39

Concepts on Exposure and Routes of Transmission

04:49

IC Standards and Guidelines

05:19

Universal and Tranmission Based Precautions

05:37

Basic Control Measures

04:33

Spaulding's Classification

04:39

Diseases impacting Dentistry

Introduction

04:22

Common Infectious Diseases in Dentistry

06:56

Hepatitis

07:22

HIV Infection and AIDS

09:35

Tuberclosis

05:52

Emerging Diseases (SARS, AH1N1, COVID-19)

06:45

Germicides Use

Classifications of Germicides

04:22

Antispectics

03:33

Disinfectants

12:22

Universal vs Transmission-Based Precautions

03:35

Types of Contaminants

06:32

Bacterial Endotoxins and Thiralomethanes

08:23

Santizing the Water System

07:52

Dental treatment water/irrigant options

04:49

Handwashing and Hand Care

Soaps, Sanitizers and Lotions

04:22

Using and Managing gloves

03:33

Cleaning vs Germicidal Action

03:59

PPE & Inanimate Surface Barriers

PPE & Rationale for usage

04:29

Respirators and Lasers

03:23

Transmission Based Precautions

02:22

Surface Barriers

03:34

Types Surface Barriers

04:21

When and Where to use Barriers

03:31

Instrument Reprocessing, Biological Monitoring & Chemical Indictors

Sterilization and Monitoring

03:12

Basic Rules of Reprocessing and Reprocessing Cycle

04:33

Ultrasonic Cleaning

06:22

Thermal Disinfectors

05:37

Unsaturated Chemical Vapor

05:37

Monitoring/Validaton - In Office

05:37

About the teacher

Dr. Raghunath Puttaiah
Retd. Tenured Professor at
Texas A&M College of Dentistry

Dr. Puttaiah is a Public Health Dentist, who completed his graduate studies in Epidemiology, Dental Public Health (MPH & Residency in Dental Public Health), was awarded the first Johnson & Johnson Post-Doctoral Fellowship in ‘Infectious Disease Control in Dentistry’ at UT Health Science Center-Dental School. He retired as a Tenured Professor from Texas A&M University College of Dentistry after 24 years in state service. He is a world-renowned scientific and educational expert in Dental Infection Control & Safety.

Dr. Puttaiah has developed all his training materials, some of which are being used by other trainers within the United States and Worldwide. In 2008 he crafted the Dental Safety Standards for India which was released by Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Honorable Prime Minister of India. He has helped the Russian Federation formulate a pathway for Dental Safety Standards. He has conducted over 130 research projects funded by NIH/NIDCR SBIR Grants and Dental Industries worldwide. He has presented over 130 original research abstracts, provided over 200 programs in Dental Safety at national and international dental conferences, published 7 book chapters and 33 peer reviewed original research and review papers.