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This quiz accompanies the ADA Practical Guide to Effective Infection Control
(2016) found in the ADA Store. The complete kit contains a comprehensive
40-minute DVD and corresponding workbook that offers an in-depth look at many
infection control topics.
Click here to purchase the full book
and DVD set.
Although the DVD and workbooks portions can be completed in
a group study setting, each participant must register for and complete their own
quiz here in order to receive 3 CE credits.
This course will introduce the proper selection of hand hygiene products and
what to use when, and effective hand washing techniques.
Proper selection of hand hygiene products and effective hand washing — simply
knowing how to lather your hands and how long to wash them — is essential in
reducing the risk and spread of infectious organisms to patients and staff in
healthcare settings, including dental offices.
Read the full report here.
This quiz accompanies the ADA Practical Guide to OSHA Training found in the
Store. The complete kit contains a comprehensive DVD and corresponding
workbook that offers an in-depth look at many infection control topics.
Although the DVD and workbooks portions can be completed
in a group study setting, each participant must register for and
complete their own quiz using their own account in order to receive 3 CE
Updated in 2018
Participants in this course will be introduced to evidence-based information
that will facilitate compliance with and the implementation of infection control
rules and recommendations made by federal, state, and local agencies and
While the transmission of pathogenic microorganisms in the oral healthcare
setting is rare, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) do present a potential
hazard to OHCWs and patients alike. To prevent or minimize HAIs among OHCWs and
patients, oral healthcare facilities are mandated to develop a written infection
control/exposure control protocol that extends to all aspects of the clinical
Dental team members can learn how to protect themselves from exposure to
potentially infectious agents in the dental office. This course shows ways to
reduce risk of acquiring a bloodborne disease through occupational exposure by
understanding and using immunization, adherence to standard precautions, and
disinfection and sterilization. This course also explains the two main OSHA
standards that affect dentistry, the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard and Hazard
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Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to understand the
Infection Control and OSHA shows how to protect against exposure to
potentially infectious agents and hazardous chemicals in the dental office. It
explains several ways to reduce the risk of acquiring a bloodborne disease
through occupational exposure including immunization, adherence to standard
precautions, and disinfection and sterilization and the control and prevention
of exposure to hazardous chemicals. The course also includes reasons to contact
state boards of dentistry, instructions on how to avoid infection in the dental
laboratory, and instructions on how to clean, sterilize, and disinfect
potentially infectious items and how to monitor the sterilization processes.