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02-5631-17001: California: Infection Control

Course Description:

Contact Hours (CEs): The Academy of Dental Learning and OSHA Training, LLC, designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits (2 CEs).
California Approved Provider: RP5631, Click here for our approval certificate.
Cost: $30.00
Questions? Contact Us: Phone: 800-522-1207, Fax: 800-886-3009, or Email: cesupport@dentallearning.org
Published: March 2012
Updated April 2017
Expires May 2020
Pages: 52
Course Instructor: Howard J. Pactovis, DMD
No conflicts of interest are reported by the author or by educational planning committee members.

Educational Objectives


Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
  • List and define important terms in infection control.
  • List standard precaution measures mandated by state and federal guidelines.
  • Describe the chain of infection.
  • Describe correct aseptic handwashing procedures.
  • List disinfecting and sterilization techniques for non, semi and critical instruments, devices, and surfaces.
  • List and describe PPEs for DHCP.

Course Description

This course begins with an historical overview of aseptic surgical techniques and early infection control. The course continues with a list of important terms the reader needs to know as defined within state and federal regulations and which are commonly used when discussing infection control. Infection control techniques for sterilizing instruments, surfaces, and work areas as well as the chain of infection are discussed, and brief narratives of tuberculosis, AIDS, and hepatitis follow. Finally, the course ends with a summary checklist dental personnel may find useful. The California Dental Board mandated changes are included as highlights at the end of the course.This course is for recertification, not initial licensure. The course for initial licensure is an in-person course. Please contact the California Dental Board for a list of approved providers for that course.

How to Take This Course

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Contact Hours: 2.00
Price: $30.00

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