Date & Time
Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
468 Infection Control in the Dental Clinic

Routine and invasive dental procedures can increase the risk of infection in the dental clinic and in the entire correctional environment. Dental personnel must be knowledgeable on vectors of transmission of pathogens in the clinic and how aerosolized particles and surface contaminants can cause disease. This presentation will explain modes of transmission, how to protect personnel from contracting or transmitting infections, and environmental control methods.

Educational Objectives

  • Discuss the application of infection control laws, regulations, standards, and best practices
  • Review the bloodborne pathogen standard in the context of prisons and jails
  • Identify methods and equipment to reduce pathogenic microorganisms in the dental environment

Level Basic