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Date(s) - October 28, 2022
8:30 am - 12:30 pm


SDDS Classroom
2035 Hurley Way, Suite 200

Event Details

Infection Control & California Dental Practice Act (In-person course)

4 CEU, Core • Member Price: $179 early / $199 regular

Infection Control Update – It’s A New Era! (2 Hours CEU)
Meet the Dental Board of California’s requirements for re-licensure and update your knowledge of the most important issues in clinical safety such as the fundamental changes in dental safety standards due to COVID-19. This class outlines the essential components of your infection prevention and control program, combining Standard and Transmission-based precautions. Confirm the most effective strategies and identify the weakest links in dental safety based on science and current CDC Guidelines and State regulations. Updates include strategies against aerosol- transmitted diseases (ATD’s) and future safety challenges.
Learning Outcomes – Upon completion, the participant shall be able to:

  • Recognize and manage bloodborne, contact, droplet and airborne diseases
  • Recognize and respond to all types of disease exposures with optimal effectiveness
  • Minimize the risk of transmitting diseases by optimizing safety strategies
  • Meet CE requirements in CCR section 1005, the Dental Board of California Infection Control Regulations

California Dental Practice Act (DPA): – Where’s the Line? (2 Hours CEU)
This seminar reviews the DPA topics and regulations that are required for re-licensure including information and updates to the Dental Practice Act and other statutes. Topics include scope of practice, drug prescribing, licensure and qualifications, supervision of auxiliaries, professional conduct, mandated reporting and consent. Examples of law violations, unprofessional conduct and difficult legal challenges will be discussed.
After attending the course, attendees will be familiar with:

  • The scope of regulations addressed in the DPA
  • How DPA regulations define dental practice limits
  • How to find answers to legal questions addressed by the DPA
  • How the California Dental Board enforces the DPA and where to locate resources to further their knowledge in this topic

Note: The Infection Control portion of this course does not meet the mandatory education requirements for unlicensed dental assistants. Unlicensed assistants are required to complete an 8-hour Board-approved course in order to meet employment criteria as an assistant.

Nancy Dewhirst:

Ms. Dewhirst graduated from the University of Southern California, practiced dental hygiene for 20 years, is adjunct dental hygiene faculty at West Coast University and a member of Sigma Phi Alpha. Ms. Dewhirst is consistently listed as one of the nation’s “Leaders in CE”, presents over 80 seminars a year, is featured at major U.S. and Canadian Dental Conferences, and is a member of the California Dental Association Speakers Bureau. She has had many articles published in dental peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to dental textbooks and guidance documents.

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