Infection Control Principles and Practices for Dental Settings

Safety in dental settings is the ultimate goal of healthcare providers worldwide. Infection prevention measures and practices in dental settings are perceived as easy. In reality, it is hard to implement compliance with the accepted standards. Hence, this leads to serious consequences on patients, visitors, and the dental healthcare team’s safety and outcomes.

Infection prevention and Zero Harm is and should be everyone's responsibility. It is imperative the dental practitioners understand, and are responsive to, infection control measures and practices. They must also apply dental knowledge, clinical and technical skills, and professional attitudes to provide safe and effective patient-centred care.

Together, with our partner the CAPP, The Compass Health Consultancy delivered an advanced dentistry education program on two consecutive days 23rd and 24th August.

Together, with our partner the CAPP, The Compass Health Consultancy delivered an advanced dentistry education program on two consecutive days 23rd and 24th August.

The program discussed infection control principles and practices for dental settings in-depth. Our unique, advanced course included presentations and hands-on activities that are accredited by DHA giving 13.5CME hours and ADA 14 CE credits. Moreover, this course is certified by the American Academy of General Dentistry.

The Compass Health Consultancy team highlights the chain of infection in the dental settings. By implementing disciplines such as standard precautions, transmission precautions, sharps safety, safe injection practices, sterilization, environmental cleaning, waste management and other measures that break the risk of infection to ensure safety, were discussed in depth during the training.

This unique course is based on state-of-the-art evidence-based guidelines and recommendations provided by CDC, WHO, ADA, and OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standards. Besides, the policies and procedures of infection prevention and patient safety were discussed with an emphasis on know-how and techniques which are critical for patient safety compliance, in dental care settings.

This advanced course helps to foster the clinical development path of dentists, allowing them to expand and deepen their knowledge and practical skills in infection prevention, applicable in their daily practices. There is no better training than hands-on training, to addresses these urgent issues. The feedback of the training was overwhelmingly positive.