Infection Control for Dental Staff


This course begins with a historical overview of aseptic surgical techniques and early infection control. The course continues with a list of important terms the reader needs to know as defined within state and federal regulations and which are commonly used when discussing infection control. Infection control techniques for sterilizing instruments, surfaces, and work areas as well as the chain of infection are discussed, and brief narratives of tuberculosis, AIDS, and hepatitis follow. Finally, the course ends with a summary checklist dental personnel may find useful.


Hours: 2.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

The Academy-Dental Learning and OSHA Training


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-ADL-IC
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
List and define important terms in infection control.
List standard precaution measures mandated by state and federal guidelines.
Describe the chain of infection.
Describe correct aseptic handwashing procedures.
List disinfecting and sterilization techniques for non, semi and critical instruments, devices, and surfaces.
List and describe PPEs for DHCP.

Course Description
Learning Objectives
CDC Recommendations
Terminology and Definitions
Chain of Infection
Surfaces and Waste Disposal
Steps in Instrument Processing
Methods of Sterilization
Sterilization Monitoring--Types of Indicators
Summary Checklist
Timetable Checklist
The Absolute Bottom Line

Instructor: Academy of Dental Learning
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
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