Dental professionals, both dentists and dental auxiliaries will understand how infections may be transmitted, apply current scientifically accepted infection prevention and control principles, minimize opportunity for transmission of pathogens to patients, healthcare workers and others and familiarize professionals with the law requiring this training and the professional misconduct charges that may be applicable for non-compliance.
Dental professionals, both dentists and dental auxiliaries, must complete two hours of continuing education in Infection Control during each renewal period. The material in this course is based on the Infection Control Regulations of the Dental Board of California, California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Section 1005.
The following Infection Control course is designed to allow the Dental professional to master the information herein in a calm, relaxed atmosphere, proceeding at a comfortable pace. The coursework need not be completed in one sitting, but can be broken up and studied at your convenience. At the end of the course material there is a short quiz designed primarily as a self-assessment.
Incorrect answers on any of the questions should indicate the need to review the pertinent information in the text. Completion of this course qualifies the Dental professional for Continuing Education (CE) credits. The number of credits is dependent on the number of hours devoted to the study of this material.
Each Dental professional is responsible for applying appropriate infection control principles based upon his/her individual specialty and practice.
In order to receive credit for the course and CE credits, the Dental professional must register for the course by completing the demographic information where indicated. All demographic information is stored in secure format to ensure confidentiality. No information will be disclosed to any entity other than the California State Dental Board except with the written consent of the licensee.
The information contained in this course reflects currently accepted scientific practice in Infection Control. This course is reviewed periodically and updated as needed. Laboratory Consultation Services, Inc. encourages and appreciates customer comments, input and suggestions so that this course will be effective, interesting and above all, be instrumental in minimizing or eliminating the risk of infection transmission.
|The material in this course is based on the Infection Control Regulations of the Dental Board of California, California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Section 1005.|
“A copy of this regulation shall be conspicuously posted in each dental office.”
A copy of the regulations may be obtained here