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ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Controlling the Chain of Infection in Your Dental Office

Categories: Infection Prevention

Author(s): Maryanne Ferree RDH, BS, PHDHP

Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Describe the chain of infection mechanism 
• Recognize most common pathogens in the dental environment 
• Define the current CDC recommendations 
• Discuss effective infection control procedures 


Bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens are everywhere. From the outside world to within our dental practices, they are there, and steps must be taken to ensure safety for practices and their patients. Certain factors must be in place in order for the pathogens to spread from person to person and cause disease. These factors link together in a “chain of infection.” Breaking one of the links in this chain will stop the spread of infection. In this course, we will discuss the basics of disease transmission and the CDC infection control recommendations for the dental professional. 

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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