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Independent-Study/Web Courses

Current Topics in Infection Control and Office Safety

This course qualifies the enrollee for 2 CE credit hours and the cost of the course is $75.
To register:  http://web-apps.dentistry.uiowa.edu/ceregistration/

This program will present the fundamentals of infection control and provide tips for implementing better infection control practices in the dental office. The program content is based on the CDC's 2003 Recommended Infection Control Practices for Dentistry. Information on the safe use of hazardous chemicals is also included. Application of the concepts presented in this program will help ensure a safe clinical environment for patients and dental health care workers and also maintain compliance with OSHA and the state dental board.

Objectives:  At the completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Implement an effective infection control program for the dental office;
  • Explain the concepts of standard precautions and infection control and prevention;
  • Effectively utilize personal protective equipment; and
  • Safety and effectively disinfect environmental surfaces and reprocess contaminated dental instruments.

Completion of this course and quiz qualifies the enrollee for 2 CE credit hours. Course issued 6/2008; Review date/re-release date 6/20/13; expiration date 6/2016.

Instructors:  Dr. Sherry Timmons, Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine and Dr. Carry McKnight, Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine, The University of Iowa College of Dentistry.  Drs. Timmons and McKnight have no conflicts of interest with any organizations/companies.  For questions following the course, please contact Penni Ryan at penni-ryan@uiowa.edu

Occupational Safety & Health Administration. United States Department of Labor (OSHA). https://www.osha.gov/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). http://www.cdc.gov/

 

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