08/12/24 – 5pm-8pm PT / 7-10pm CT / 8-11pm ET Infection Control

08/12/24 – 5pm-8pm PT / 7-10pm CT / 8-11pm ET Infection Control


Instructor: Dr. Joanne Conaway, N.D., B.S.N., R.N.

- We live in what is referred to as a very mobile society and during the course of any day all of us are exposed to numerous potentially life-threatening organisms. These may be in the form of pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi. We may not like to think about this and often take our environments for granted but we are frequently and often unknowingly exposed to many infectious organisms we are not even aware of. These organisms can cause diseases that can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Microorganisms that can be transmitted from animals to humans exist as well and the infectious diseases caused by these organisms are called Zoonotic diseases. 

**For CA and NY Residents**

Dental Board of California Approved
New York Department of Health Approved

- For California licenses, this course will count as:

2 CREDIT HOURS for the CA Infection Control requirement; and
1 CREDIT HOUR for discussion, quiz or Q&A

- For New York licenses, the CE will count as:

3 CREDIT HOURS for NY Infection Control requirement
New York Provider ID: IC 224

After completing this course, the clinician will be able to:

  1. Recognize the dental team’s responsibility to adhere to scientifically accepted infection prevention and control practices and the consequences of failing to comply.
  2. Discuss specific barriers and personal protective equipment, as well as effective and appropriate pre-cleaning, chemical disinfection, and sterilization of instruments and medical devices aimed at preventing pathogen transmission.
  3. Describe specific high-risk practices and procedures that increase the risk exposing dental professionals and patients to potentially infectious material.
  4. Discuss the role of the CDC, OSHA and OSAP as they relate to infection control in dentistry.
  5. Explain microbiology basics, including the chain of infection and its components.
  6. Discuss microorganism types and potential modes of transmission in the dental setting.
  7. Explain the rationale for Standard Precautions and compare/contrast them with the Universal Precautions.
  8. Discuss the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures and best antisepsis practices in the dental office.
Great lecture. Instructor is easy to understand and all info can be applied right away at the dental office. Thank you. – Carol D., DDS, California


Best infection control class in my 20+ years of dental hygiene! – Dondi G., RDH, Utah

About Live, Interactive Continuing Education Webinars

A live, interactive webinar is similar to attending a continuing education seminar in your community, except that you attend via your computer. Each course is done live in a format that allows your participation. Anyone who has access to a computer that can play sound can participate in an ACES webinar. No special computer knowledge or equipment is required to participate in our webinars. When you enroll in any ACES course, you will be sent an email with complete information on how to join the webinar and a copy of the course syllabus. At the conclusion of your live webinar, you will complete a course examination online. You will then be able to print your continuing education certificate from your computer.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:

  • Instructor: Dr. Joanne Conaway - No relevant financial relationship to report
  • Education Advisory Committee (EAC): Members of the EAC have no relevant financial relationships to report
  • ACES ownership and staff: No relevant financial relationship to report

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

Advanced Continuing Education Systems designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

Advanced Continuing Education Systems (Provider RP4393) has been approved by the Dental Board of California as a provider of dental continuing education.