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Date(s) - October 22, 2021
8:30 am - 11:30 am

Event Details

Webinar Licensure Renewal – Dental Safety in the Shadow of COVID-19 (OSHA / Infection Control)

3 CEU, Core • $99 Member Price

This course reviews the science of disease transmission and updates and makes sense of the many dental safety recommendations considering COVID-19 and beyond. Standard and Transmission-based Precautions will be explained in the context of CDC & ADA Guidelines and OSHA & Dental Board regulations (meets Infection Control & OSHA CE requirements). “Cool” safety tips are categorized by effectiveness and include new technology, how to optimize indoor air safety, PPE other prevention controls.

Outcomes – Upon completion, the participant shall be able to:

  • Recognize and manage bloodborne, contact, droplet and airborne diseases
  • Identify best practices for providing dental care while considering COVID-19
  • Make sense of evolving recommendations as applied to changing infection risk

Program contents:

  • Science of SARS-CoV-2: risks, symptoms, pathogenesis, transmission
  • Safety strategies
    • Standard vs. Transmission-based precautions
    • Hierarchy of safety efforts: most to least effective practices
    • Quarantine, isolation, separation
    • Screening patients
    • Building & clinic aerosol control: Indoor air quality
    • Hand hygiene
    • Environmental asepsis
    • Respiratory hygiene & cough etiquette
    • PPE criteria, use and limitations
  • Reflection on improving dental safety preparedness
  • Resources: CDC, WHO, CDA, ADA, OSAP, AGD, FDA, OSHA

This Course is Sponsored by:

Nancy Dewhirst, RDH:

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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