Infection Control

Infection Control 

This course details the history and advances in infection control that has led to a safer working environment for dental professionals and patients. Procedures and practices that can provide effective protection against infection and cross-contamination are covered, as well as physical barriers and standard precautions, and the different types of pathogenic transmission. Included is an overview of the diseases that commonly present the greatest concerns among dental professionals and their patients. There is also a review of the CDC Guidelines for Healthcare in the Dental Setting.


Hours: 4.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program


Dynamic Dental Educators is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-AC-SWK-DDE-5008
Hours: 4
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Review CDC Infection Control Guidelines in Dental Health Care Facilities
An overview of sterilization and disinfection
Procedures and practices that can provide effective protection against infection and prevent occurrences of cross-contamination
Review physical barriers and standard precautions
An overview of the diseases which commonly present the greatest risk to and concern among Dental Healthcare Personnel (DHCP) including COVID-19
Discuss personal protection equipment and hand hygiene
Review controls for dental labs, sharps and dental unit waterlines
Discuss microorganism transmission, extracted teeth, radiographs and dental prostheses
Present an overview of postexposure management and prophylaxis
Review CDC Environmental Guidelines for Infection Control in Health Care Facilities.



  • For the course outline, please refer to the Table of Contents found in the course PDF.

Instructor: Dynamic Dental Educators
Disclosure: Dynamic Dental Educators has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Dental; Entry level Dental Professionals; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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