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Infection Control for the Dental Practice

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The objectives of this course are to explain the CDC’s IA, IB and IC guidelines and recommendations and discuss how dental practices in Iowa can maintain compliance with the law to provide a safe environment for patients and employees.

Guidelines for infection control in dental health care settings were published in December 2003 by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The recommendations and guidelines are categorized on the basis of existing scientific data, theoretical rationale, and applicability.  The recommendations in categories IA, IB and IC are required by law in the state of Iowa.
•   Discuss ranking of the CDC Guidelines
•   Identify personnel health elements in an Infection Control Program
•   Understand how to prevent transmission of bloodborne and infectious pathogens
•   Discuss hand hygiene in the dental practice
•   Understand the purpose and limitations of personal protective equipment
•   Discuss contact dermatitis and latex hypersensitivity
•   Review sterilization and disinfection of patient care items
•   Review environmental infection control
•   Discuss dental unit waterlines, biofilm, and water quality
•   Discuss special considerations, including oral surgical procedures, single-use (disposable) devices and tuberculosis
•   Review hazardous chemical safety


Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Iowa Valley Continuing Education

Dr. Carrie McKnight, DDS 



Please read:  Submitted to the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners for 2 hours continuing education credit. Registration deadline is 4-3-19. In case of bad weather class will be held on 4-17-19.



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 @ 4:30 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/10/2019 - 4/10/2019 Weekly - Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Marshalltown, Iowa Valley Continuing Education  Map, Room: 808 Dejardin Hall Dr. Carrie McKnight, DDS