Dental Infection Control in the Shadow of COVID-19

When:  Jul 9, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM (PT)
Associated with  Orange County Dental Society
CEU 2.5 CORE - Provided by Harbor Dental Society
$49 per person
This course will not be recorded

This webinar addresses the safety recommendations for dentistry considering the COVID-19 pandemic. Standard Precautions and Transmission-based Precautions will be explained in the context of CDC & ADA Guidelines and OSHA & Dental Board regulations. Options and strategies are presented with extensive question & answer time to address your concerns.

Outcomes - Upon completion, the participant shall be able to:
Recognize and manage bloodborne, contact, droplet and airborne diseases
Identify best practices for providing dental care while considering COVID-19
Make sense of evolving recommendations as applied to changing infection risk

Webinar contents:
Science of SARS-CoV-2: risks, symptoms, pathogenesis, transmission
Safety strategies
Standard vs. Transmission-based precautions
Hierarchy of safety efforts: most to least effective practices
Quarantine, isolation, separation
Screening patients
Building & clinic aerosol control
Hand hygiene
Environmental asepsis
Respiratory hygiene & cough etiquette
PPE criteria, use and limitations
Reflection on improving dental safety preparedness
Resources: CDC, ADA, OSAP, OSHA & Dental Board of California

About the Speaker:

NANCY DEWHIRST, RDH, BS Ms. Dewhirst graduated from the University of Southern California, practiced dental hygiene for 20 years and is adjunct dental hygiene faculty at West Coast University. Ms. Dewhirst is consistently listed as one of the nation’s “Leaders in CE”, presents over 80 seminars a year, is featured at major U.S. and Canadian Dental Conferences, and is a member of the California Dental Association Speakers Bureau.