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
This program is an overview of the federal health insurance portability and accountability act of 1995 referred to as HIPAA and it has two modules. Module-1 or the Federal HIPAA applies to practices of dentistry nationwide and includes the overview of HIPAA, the Privacy Rule, the Security Rule, the HITECH act, and the Breach Notification Rule. This training is a must for all dental practices in the US.
In addition to the training in Federal HIPAA, all dental practices in the State of Texas must be trained in Texas House Bill 300 and its amendments. HIPAA protects patients? protected information with respect to use and misuse. In these modules we address the types of information breaches, costs of protecting information and fines, and we also provide published examples of fines.
Protected health information is any information that can be linked to identifying a specific patient with the help of identifiers. Care providers must have agreements with both covered entities and business
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.