Careful adherence to Infection control protocol has never been a more timely or pertinent subject.
Due to COVID-19 we are all keenly aware of how germs spread and cause devastation. We in the dental office have a particular responsibility, because we work in the mouth which harbors bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa which can be transmitted to the other patients and team members. We all intend to follow all of the guidelines and regulations that the governing agencies issue, However, there are so many agencies issuing similar and overlapping rules, that frankly many people feel overwhelmed and confused. This course cuts through the confusion and focuses specifically on the 24 Minimum Standards for Infection Control determined by the Dental Board of California.
You will keep your patients, co-workers and yourself safer, and your patients notice that you are prioritizing their safety.
The course starts with a reminder of the major pathogens we encounter in the mouth, how germs are transmitted throughout the dental office and how to disrupt the cycle of disease transmission. Then, starting with standard #1 we go all the way through to #24. There are many photographs and videos to emphasis each procedure. Most importantly we take this information out of the theoretical and make it applicable to your practice. According to several studies, at least 40% of everything we do on a daily basis is done by habit. Nearly half of everything we do, we do without thinking, without conscious thought. This is also true of our infection control routines. Therefore, if you want to make lasting improvements in your infection prevention practices harness the power of habit. By linking new behaviors to existing routines we our good intentions become ingrained habits.
Who is this course for?
This class is for every member of the dental team, the licensed and unlicensed. Regulations can sneak up on a seasoned dental professional. So, this course is beneficial for those who have been in the dental field for over 30 years and for those who are just beginning their career in dentistry.
The photographs and video demonstrations make this an excellent course for those who have learning differences and for those who speak English as a second language.
What you will learn:
- Maintain water lines and evacuation hoses
- Process instruments safely and effectively
- Interrupt the cycle of disease transmission through effective processes
- Refresh your understanding of the current standards for infection control
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“Instructor was exceptionally knowledgeable and engaging."
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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Part of Janet Simpson's role at Cura Smiles Dental Clinic is to train undergraduate pre-dental students in infection control so they are able to safely volunteer as dental assistants.
Combining the curiosity of an investigative journalist with the heart of a teacher, Janet Simpson, RDA is an enthusiastic educator, speaker, and consultant.
Janet enjoys using her clinical and teaching experience to build others up. Helping auxiliaries gain access to education and experience higher job satisfaction is one of her highest objectives.
Janet’s vision for her training company, Dental Fundamentals C.E., is to stay abreast of changes, study challenges, uncover solutions, and connect the learner to increased knowledge and skill. Janet has been recognized as an exemplary online instructor by San Diego Mesa College where she worked as an adjunct instructor for 5 years.
With experience in both general and pediatric dentistry, Janet has enjoyed her roles as dental assistant, clinic coordinator, and team trainer. She is also an experienced trainer in regulatory compliance and infection control requirements.
Janet is passionate about supporting the underserved. She enjoys her work as Clinic Coordinator of Cura Smiles, providing pro bono oral healthcare to those in need in the heart of San Diego.