Be prepared to meet the dental waterline safety standards and answer patient questions regarding the recent CDC Health Alert about dental waterline infections. Review of dental waterline safety 2022. Examines the etiology and composition of dental waterline biofilms. Review of the varieties and contaminant levels of microorganisms present in dental unit biofilms. Understand the mechanics of dental units which promote the development of contaminated biofilm. Review of the potential for pathogenicity of microorganisms present in dental waterlines. Discusses cases of possible dental waterline contamination which allegedly resulted in secondary infection of patients or staff. Review of strategies for decreasing and/or eliminating the levels of microorganisms delivered by dental waterlines. California Dental Board approved CE. AGD PACE National approved CE. Remote self-directed distance learning online dental continuing education course.
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Covid questions continually n my office. Glad to have a course that addresses aerosols and water contamination. Happy to tell patients I'm up on this aspect of infection control to prevent cross-contamination.
Will use referneces in the course to answer patient questions about office procedures to prevent cross infection