Let’s Talk About Infection Control & OSHA

This presentation will provide an update on occupational blood- borne and respiratory infection risks for dental health-care professionals. Recent CDC recommendations concerning blood- borne pathogens and infection control will be discussed, along with updates on OSHA regulations. Hand hygiene, vaccinations, and other preventive measures (i.e. personal protective equipment, instrument reprocessing, disinfection, and dental water asepsis) are frameworks for this presentation.

Infectious disease challenges and prevention strategies will be used to reinforce the application of standard precautions during patient treatment. The most recent evidence-based information is also discussed to address certain issues where perceptions and misuse of infection control procedures and products are in conflict with scientific and clinical knowledge.

At the conclusion you should be able to:

  • Understand the most recent updates for provincial and CDC infection control recommendations.
  • Understand rationale for effective, hand hygiene procedures as fundamental components of an infection control program.
  • Describe challenges bloodborne and respiratory infections present.
  • Comprehend current vaccination recommendations for dental personnel.
  • Describe recent technology advances and protocols for instrument processing and sterilization.
  • Comprehend efficient and effective approaches to monitor sterilization.
  • Describe use of disposables and disinfectants used in environmental surface asepsis.
  • Describe factors that can lead to dental unit waterline (DUWL) contamination.
  • Comprehend practical strategies that may minimize forms of DUWL contamination.
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Guest Speaker:

Ann Arbor, Michigan

DR. JOHN MOLINARI is currently Director of Infection Control for THE DENTAL ADVISOR in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is also Professor Emeritus at the University of Detroit Mercy, where he served for 32 years in the School of Dentistry as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Director of Infection Control.

He has published over 500 scientific articles, text chapters, and abstracts in areas of microbiology and immunology, and lectures worldwide on topics dealing with infectious diseases and infection control. He is also co-author of the text Cottone’s Practical Infection Control in Dentistry.

Dr. Molinari has served as a consultant for the CDC, ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, Council on Dental Practice, and regional hospitals. He was also Chairman of the State of Michigan Governor’s Risk Reduction and AIDS Policy Commission. Previously, he was the Infection Control section editor for The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, a member of the Editorial Board for The Journal of the American Dental Association and contributed a monthly column for Dental Economics. In recognition of his efforts, Dr. Molinari was inducted as an honorary member of the Michigan Dental Association, the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, and was a 2009 recipient of the ADA Golden Apple Award.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Pines Manor in Edison,NJ
$215 for Dentists
$165 for Auxiliaries/Residents
7 credit hours
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