Let’s Talk About Infection Control, OSHA and Vaccine Recommendations

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  • Let’s Talk About Infection Control, OSHA and Vaccine Recommendations

  • 6 Live CEUs
    Subject Code: 148
  • Presenter:

    John A. Molinari   Ph.D.

  • Date + Time:

    Friday, December 3, 2021

    9:00 am - 3:30 pm Central

  • Tuition:

    Dentists: $260.00

    RDH/Auxiliaries: $160.00

    RDH or Aux. in attendance with Dentist: $130.00

    Refund Policy

Registrations for this live webinar have been closed.

Course Description

Let’s Talk About Infection Control and OSHA

This live webinar has been updated from previous sessions. Dr. Molinari will present the most current information and will continue to update leading up to the day of this webinar.

This live webinar will discuss the most recent infection control recommendations and regulations, along with updates on OSHA regulations as they pertain to dental settings. Accumulated science-based evidence describing health care risks from occupational blood-borne and airborne pathogens, as well as effective preventive measures, will serve as frameworks for the presentation. Application of Standard Precautions will be addressed, including hand hygiene, vaccinations, personal protective equipment, instrument reprocessing, disinfection, and dental water asepsis.

In addition, modifications to Standard Precautions necessitated by emergence of SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 pandemic will be highlighted in light of recent CDC, OSHA, and other health organization published recommendations. A major goal of this session is to help dental professionals increase their understanding of the “why” as well as the “what” of infection control procedures.

  1. Current guidelines, recommendations overview & exposure control plan for dental practice - CDC, ADA, OSHA

  2. Epidemiology and Current Status of COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 infection

  3. Aseptic Techniques - hand hygiene

  4. Post-Exposure Management Protocols

  5. Personal Protection Equipment Updates - gloves, eyewear, masks

  6. Instrument Sterilization & Processing

  7. Environmental Surface Disinfection

    1. Covers

    2. Spray disinfectants

    3. Disinfectant wipes

  8. Dental Unit Waterline Asepsis

Vaccine Recommendations: Science, Success & Myths

This live webinar will consider vaccination as an effective public health infection control approach for protection of both the general population and health care professionals. Emphasis will focus on the most recent updated information pertaining to vaccines used in the prevention of adult infectious disease, especially those with increased occupational health care risks. Discussion concerning recent public health vaccine recommendations, such as those targeting shingles and human papilloma viruses (HPV) will also be included.

Updated information on progress toward development of an effective COVID-19 vaccine will be featured. The rationale and classification of available vaccines and emerging technologies will be discussed in order to provide participants appropriate scientific and clinical evidence, which can be useful when considering the necessity for their own protection, that of the general public, and for individuals diagnosed with immune compromising conditions and diseases.

In addition, important information will be presented concerning certain public misperceptions against vaccines, which have resulted in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases and threaten vaccine global success against many infectious diseases.

After attending this live dental CEU webinar, your continuing education verification form will be available in your online account within 2-3 business days. Once issued, you can access your CE verification form at any time.

  1. Public health impact of vaccines

  2. Principles and vaccine types

  3. Representative vaccines

    1. Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)

    2. Influenza

    3. Bacterial pneumonia

    4. Pertussis

    5. Zoster (shingles)

    6. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

    7. COVID-19 vaccine progress

  4. Public Health Knowledge

    1. Herd immunity

    2. Mandated requirements

  5. Vaccination science vs. myths

The educational teaching methodology used in this course is a lecture presented via live webinar in concert with an accompanying PowerPoint presentation. Both the live lecture and the PowerPoint presentation incorporate a variety of audio and visual cues to enhance audience members’ understanding and retention of key concepts. In addition, audience participation will be encouraged and facilitated by group discussions as well as question and answer periods provided for at the conclusion of each section of the live webinar."

Registrations for this live webinar have been closed.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course the participants should be able to:
  1. Understand the most recent updates for CDC and OSHA infection control recommendations and regulations
  2. Comprehend practical strategies which can minimize DUWL contamination.
  3. Comprehend recommended transmission-based precautions associated with controlling aerosols and airborne pathogens
  4. Understand how to effectively monitor reprocessing and sterilization procedures
  5. Describe recent technology advances and protocols for instrument processing and sterilization
  6. Discuss epidemiology and current status of COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 infection
  7. Describe factors which can lead to dental unit waterline (DUWL) contamination.
  8. Describe application of standard precautions as the foundation of infection prevention
  9. Understand the rationale for effective, hand hygiene procedures
  10. Describe challenges bloodborne and respiratory infections present to dental healthcare workers
  11. Describe the use of disposables and disinfectants used in environmental surface asepsis.
  12. Comprehend the most current vaccination recommendations for dental personnel
  13. Comprehend the overall impact vaccinations have had in protecting the population against many infectious diseases.
  14. Understand the rationale for other representative vaccination recommendations, including human papilloma virus infections.
  15. Describe the dangers of public misperceptions against vaccines.
  16. Discuss the latest CDC vaccine recommendations for health care professionals.

What People Are Saying
  • "Dr M is always a great class and tops in his field- heard him multiple times over the yrs"

  • "I like that Dr. Molinari is engaging and you can tell he is very passionate and knowledgeable in his field. Exactly what i want for a CE presentation. Not bias at all very factual."

  • "Very knowledgeable yet very unbiased. Stated the facts & presented info. very well. Really enjoyed Dr. Molinari!"


  1. This webinar will be hosted on Zoom.
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  4. If you've registered for multiple webinars, please note, you will have to register with Zoom by clicking the emailed link for EACH webinar
  5. Please Note - If you receive a welcome email directly from zoom, that email could mention time limits. Time limits apply if you are hosting your own meeting. You are participating in our live webinar so are not subject to that limit nor will you have to pay Zoom for more time.
  6. A link to your credit verification form will be available on your Account page, under the 'Previously Attended Seminars/Webinars' tab, within 5 business days.

Registrations for this live webinar have been closed.