Infection Control Program (2 Hours)
his 2-hour short self-paced program (with a webinar option) is an overview of Practical Dental Infection Control addresses the CDC’s Infection Control Recommendations (1993) and Guidelines (2003) including recent transmission-based precautions in controlling COVID-19. This program provides education using a team centric approach where the Dental Team of a Clinic works as a single unit in providing safe care (Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Managers, Front Office Personnel and Dental Laboratory Technicians).
Almost All State’s Boards of Dental Examiners mandate Dental Infection Control Training with varying requirements in total CDE Credits
What this course teaches
- The Rationale, Routes of Transmission, Spaulding’s Classification, application of Universal/Standard Precautions and Transmission-Based Precautions in controlling the risk of disease transmission during dental care)
- Common Infectious Diseases impacting dentistry
- Emerging Diseases & Pandemics impacting dentistry
- Germicides Classification, Selection, Use and Misuse
- Handwashing & Handcare, Personal Protective Equipment, Surface Barriers
- Overview of Dental Treatment Water Contamination and Control Measures, monitoring treatment water, CDC’s Minimum Standards in Dental Treatment Water Quality,
- Instrument Reprocessing, Sterilization and Biological Monitoring, and use of Chemical Indicators
Mastery Test by the trainees must be completed (pass score to be achieved is 70%) to receive a Course Attendance Verification & Completion Certificate and Continuing Dental Education Credits of 4 Hours (through AGD PACE).
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.
- Practical Infection Control in Dentistry
- Diseases impacting Dentistry
- Germicides Use
- Handwashing and Hand Care
- PPE & Inanimate Surface Barriers
- Instrument Reprocessing, Biological Monitoring & Chemical Indictors
Practical Infection Control in Dentistry
Diseases impacting Dentistry
Handwashing and Hand Care
PPE & Inanimate Surface Barriers
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.