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Exposure Control, Infection Control & Health Safety in Dental Practice: A 2016 Update

Exposure Control, Infection Control & Health Safety in Dental Practice: A 2016 Update

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Are your infection control practices in line with current standards and guidelines? Is your dental office lab space held to the same standards of infection control as the rest of your office? Would you like to better protect your patients and staff?

Bring your entire dental team up to date on the latest CDC guidelines and infection control practices with the help of nationally known educator and presenter, Dr. Kevin Plummer. Through Dr. Plummer’s review of blood borne diseases, environmental concerns and infection control issues, you will receive the latest information on: 1) blood borne pathogens including emerging diseases, 2) hand hygiene, 3) chemical safety, 4) amalgam management, 5) CDC guidelines, 6) personal protective equipment, 7) water line asepsis, 8) work flow controls, and 9) dental laboratory issues. As an added bonus, this course satisfies OSHA’s annual blood borne pathogen training requirement and the Minnesota Board of Dentistry’s core competency requirement in infection control.

This continuing dental education program is funded in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Sterisil Corporation.


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

  • protect yourself and patients from blood borne pathogens and other infectious agents.
  • select and maintain personal protective equipment according to current guidelines.
  • maintain a healthy work place through recommended immunizations/vaccines.
  • select and use the most effective infection control products to disinfect and clean environmental surfaces.
  • maintain instruments and patient care items for asepsis and employee safety.
  • determine if your dental laboratory procedures meet current infection control and safety requirements.
  • maintain your water lines to minimize the formation of biofilms.
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, and who would like to complete their Minnesota core competency requirement in infection control and OSHA’s blood borne pathogen training requirement.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures and discussion.

Guest Speaker

Kevin D. Plummer, D.D.S., Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Oral Rehabilitation, Dental College of Georgia (DCG), Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Plummer teaches in both the undergraduate dental programs and advanced graduate programs in prosthodontics. He is the Chair of the DCG Infection Control and Hazards Committee, Vice-Chair of the Augusta University Institutional Chemical Safety Committee, and a Life Member of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention. Dr. Plummer has held Diplomate status in the American Board of Prosthodontics since 1987. He has served as consultant to the Army Surgeon General for Infection Control and OSHA Compliance as well as Dental Laboratory Operations. He joined the DCG faculty in 2000, has published many papers and has been an invited speaker on the topics of removable prosthodontics and infection control in dentistry.

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