Columbia University to Host Infection Control Course for Dental Offices

September 10, 2011

The Columbia University College of Dental Medicine will be hosting a course titled “Practical Infection Control for the Dental Office” on Friday, find January 6, ailment 2012.

The course will be taught by Ronnie Myers, nurse DDS, Vice Dean for Administrative Affairs, Associated Professor, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, CDM.

An overview of infectious diseases commonly encountered in the dental environment will be provided, and a review of current ADA/CDC infection control recommendations will be presented. Other topics include maintaining adequate asepsis in the clinical dental environment, hand hygiene, and waterline maintenance.

The specific course objectives are:

  • Define the four goals of infection control,
  • identify the proper infection control measures for attaining the four goals,
  • recognize how a safe workplace can be achieved in a practical and cost-effective manner, and
  • understand compliance issues.

The course will be held at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY.

Three continuing education credit hours are available for those attending, and the course is intended to satisfy the New York State Board of Dentistry requirement for re-licensure.

Click here for more information or to register.

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