Update: The Latest on Infection Prevention and Control for Dental Professionals

PowerPoint Slide Download
Update: The Latest on Infection Prevention and Control for Dental Professionals
CE Credits
1 hour

On September 23, CDC issued new infection prevention and control updates, providing guidance around topics including testing, exposure, and universal PPE.

In this updated webinar, created in partnership with the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention* (OSAP), we will discuss this latest guidance and how it applies to infection prevention and control in dentistry. Our expert speaker will break down several topics, including the CDC Core Practices that apply to dental settings, standard and transmission-based precautions, respiratory protection, and relevant OSHA standards. She'll share strategies and resources to help participants implement current recommendations and evaluate ongoing compliance, and answer participant questions in an extended Q&A segment.

*OSAP is the only dental membership association for oral health care professionals focused exclusively on dental infection prevention and patient and provider safety.

Learning Objectives

  • Review updated CDC infection prevention and control guidance for dentistry.
  • Differentiate standard precautions and transmission-based precautions.
  • Identify strategies and resources for implementation and evaluation.
  • Discuss implications for dental infection prevention and control going forward.


Josefine Ortiz-Wolfe, PhD, RDH, Education Specialist, CareQuest Institute


Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP, Director of Occupational Health and Safety, Forsyth Research Subject & Patient Safety Advocate at The Forsyth Institute




CareQuest Institute for Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. CareQuest Institute for Oral Health designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) by CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.

All participating instructors in this program have disclosed that they have the following financial arrangement or affiliation with the listed persons or entity(ies) offering financial support, products, and/or services mentioned or related to the content of this program/activity.
Josefine Ortiz-Wolfe, PhD, RDH
Corporate Organization: CareQuest Institute