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Health, Safety & Infection Control in Dentistry: A 2015 Update

Health, Safety & Infection Control in Dentistry: A 2015 Update

Saturday, October 3, 2015 

When did you last evaluate your office’s safety and infection control protocols? Would you like to receive the updates needed to ensure a safe and healthy practice for your patients and staff? 

Bring your entire dental team to learn from infection control expert, Ms. Eve Cuny, how to practically apply the latest CDC infection control guidelines and OSHA standards, including strategies to prevent bloodborne pathogen exposures. During this continuing dental education program, Ms. Cuny will clarify common misperceptions about infection control and give you a best practices approach to managing: 1) personal protective equipment, 2) environmental surfaces, 3) instrument processing, 4) work flow, 5) sharps safety, and 6) dental laboratory infection control. As an added bonus, this course satisfies OSHA’s annual bloodborne pathogen training requirement and the Minnesota Board of Dentistry’s core competency requirement in infection control. 

Benefits/Objectives

Every member of the dental team will benefit from learning how to:

  • identify workplace hazards and prevent adverse events as part of OSHA’s Hazard Communication requirement.
  • select the most appropriate products for environmental surface disinfection.
  • process instruments safely and effectively.
  • apply sharps work practice controls to minimize needle stick incidents.
  • prevent disease transmission in your dental practice setting.
  • apply current infection control guidelines and state/national OSHA standards.
Who Should Attend

Dentists and dental team members who want to ensure that their practice’s safety and infection control measures are up to date and effective.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures and discussion.

Guest Speaker

Eve Cuny, M.S., Associate Professor and Director, Environmental Health & Safety, Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, California. Ms. Cuny is a member of the National Occupational Research Agenda Council with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. She also serves as a consultant to the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs and as an expert reviewer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on issues related to dental infection control. Ms. Cuny has presented more than 200 continuing education programs throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and is a contributor to several textbooks on infection control and safety in dentistry. Ms. Cuny is past chairperson of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) and was the 2009 recipient of the OSAP Crawford Award for Lifetime Achievement in Infection Control.
 

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