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Infection control principles & practices for dental settings during and post COVID-19

By CAPPmea
July 08, 2020

As precautionary measures are adapted across different professions in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, dentists are being extra cautious to protect themselves and their patients given the nature of their work.

According to medical research reports, dentists are eight times more at risk of contracting COVID-19 infections. The American Dental Association has cautioned all dentists of their risk of exposure as they deal with the oral cavity, which is one of the easiest routes to infection due to the presence of saliva and other secretions. The biggest threat of infection at a dental clinic is airborne because of the use of aerosol sprays. Infection Control Principles and Practices are important for the well-being of everyone at the dental office and the patients. That’s why infection control procedures should be in place at your dental office.

CAPP would like to invite everyone to join the course that will give you an opportunity to learn in detail about infection control principles for dental settings with live demo. Course will take place on the 23rd and 24th of July 2020 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. GST UAE Time.

Course Overview
The course articulates the principle of infection prevention recommendations in a dental healthcare setting during and post Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). This advanced certification course provides the dental professionals with the latest clinical evidence - base principles and guidance toolkit from CDC, WHO, APIC, AORN and ADA to eliminating the risk of spreading harmful pathogens, to patients, staff, and visitors.

Dr Eduardo Mahn will share best practices from his own clinic and experience dealing with COVID-19. He will provide protocols based on current evidence that are simple and efficient for dental offices.

The programme is as follows:

Agenda Day 1
09:00 - 09:30 - Compliance with Infection Control Regulations and Recommendations of Advisory Agencies

09:30 - 10:30 - Infection control strategies to break the chain of infection in dental settings focusing on the mechanisms of transmission of pathogenic organisms in the Dental Health Care Setting. Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): RESPONSE AND CONTAINMENT MEASURES

10:45 - 12:30 - Infection Controls Measures ,Patient Pathways and Work Practice Controls to Reduce the Risk of Patient and Dental Health Care Worker Exposure to Potentially Infectious Material and COVID 19.

13:30 - 16:30 - Selection and Use of the proper Personal Protective Equipment to Prevent Patient & Dental Health Care Worker Contact with Potentially Infectious Material.

16:30 - 17:00 – Demonstrations

17:00 - 17:30 - Discussion & Question Answers

Agenda Day 2
09:00 - 09:10 - Summary of day 1

09:10 - 10:30 - Creation and Maintenance of a Safe Environment for Patient Care by Adhering to Best Practices for Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization - part 1

10:45 - 12:00 - Creation and Maintenance of a Safe Environment for Patient Care by Adhering to Best Practices for Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization - part 2

13:00 - 14:30 - Preventing COVID 19 and Controlling Infectious and Communicable Diseases in Dental Health settings

14:45 - 16:15 - Evidence-based Infection Treatment Protocols in the Dental Office.
What Makes Sense and What doesn’t in the COVID-19 Period?

16:15 - 18:00 - Knowledge Assessments. Online Course with Access and Instructor Guide. Multiple Choice Knowledge Check (Certificate Approved by AAGD) (Participants to bring Laptops/Tablets to access test)

Visit the event page to find out more: or call/Whatsapp 971 50 279 3711

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