CDC and the Practice of Dental Hygiene: Review of the 2003 Guidelines & 2016 Summary is organized by Western Schools and will be held from Aug 11, 2017 - Aug 10, 2020. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 3 continuing education credits.
The purpose of this course is to familiarize the dental hygienist with the document Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings, 2003. The 2016 CDC document, Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care will be introduced and discussed, and new information relevant to the practice of dental hygiene published by CDC since 2003 will be presented.
This basic-level course provides an overview of these infection control guidelines with an emphasis on clinical applications for the dental hygienist. Although the target audience for this course is primarily the dental hygienist, it is also pertinent to other dental professionals who may be involved in infection-control program implementation in dental healthcare settings.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.