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EMERGING DISEASES, INFECTION CONTROL AND CALIFORNIA DENTAL PRACTICE ACT
 

(Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC)
SATURDAY
October 21,  2017 -   
9:00am-4:00pm
6 Continuing Education Credits

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TESTIMONIALS:

"This course is well organized, informative and interesting." - Anonymous

"I have taken this course a number of times and the presenters always make what can be rather dry or repetitive material interesting and very worthwhile of your attention. I appreciate them teaching this course very much." - Sheila Fitzpatrick

"Both speakers master the art of speaking and make "Very dry information" pleasurable to listen to. I will recommend this course to my collegues." - Dr. Patricia de Cilla

SPECIAL NOTE:

* Online registration is currently closed. Please call our office at 213-821-2127 for more information. This class satisfies the California Infection Control and California Dental Practice Act license renewal requirements for dentists, dental hygienists, and currently licensed registered dental assistants.

SYNOPSIS:

New diseases, as well as the return of some once thought eradicated diseases, are a major concern in the modern dental practice. It seems as if every few months a disease is developing and or capturing headlines. The signs and symptoms of many emerging diseases such as community-acquired methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA), Legionnaires' disease, the Zika virus, mumps, and seasonal flu will be described and effective preventive measures will be discussed. The course will also cover topics such as general disease transmission, universal and standard precautions, disinfection and sterilization as well as proper waste management.

The course will review Cal-OSHA's top dental office citations, discuss the CDC guidelines as well as the current mandated minimum standards for infection control in the dental setting from the Dental Board of California regulations. Participants will be provided with an easy-to-apply checklist for reviewing their office's compliance with infection control and safety policies and guidelines.

The section on the California Dental Practice Act will present the recent changes in the laws that impact the practice of dentistry. It will cover the topics necessary for renewal of your license, including your duties as mandated reporter of child, elder, and domestic partner abuse; violations of the Dental Practice Act; and powers of enforcement held by the Dental Board.

UPON COMPLETION YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Know the principles of disease transmission and Universal/Standard precautions
  • Understand Cal-OSHA compliance issues, sterilization and disinfection
  • Become familiar with the updated CDC infection control guidelines
  • Understand the infection control practices mandated by the Dental Board of California
  • Know the recent changes in the Dental Practice Act and the basic rules for avoiding problems that could place your dental license in jeopardy
  • Know how to use dental auxiliaries effectively within current California law
  • Provide a safer environment for patients and the dental team

SPEAKERS:

Joyce Galligan, RN, DDS, Ms. Patricia Galligan, JD, LL.M in taxation

 

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