OSHA/Infection Control/CA Dental Practice Act
OSHA/Infection Control Program description: This course makes sense of the many safety recommendations for dentistry considering the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. 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
Program 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, WHO, CDA, ADA, OSAP, AGD, FDA, OSHA
CA Dental Practice Act Program Description: This CE Program reviews the California Dental Practice Act (DPA) topics and regulations that are required for relicensure, illustrated by stories and violations of the law or questions about the legality of conditions or scenarios. New and changing legal considerations related to COVID-19 will be considered. A handout is provided covering the scope of regulations addressed in the DPA, how those regulations define dental practice limits, how to find answers to legal questions addressed by the DPA, how the California Dental Board enforces the DPA, and where to locate resources.
Learning Outcomes - Upon completion, the participant shall be able to:
Be familiar with the scope of regulations addressed in the DPA. Discuss how those regulations define dental practice limits.