Infection Control: What the Dental Team Needs to Know

Friday, April 10, 2015
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
CE hours: 4
tuition: $275
Staff employed by NYCDS members, $135
non-Member Staff, $175
course: SMIC84


Dentistry has a very low risk of disease transmission, however, infection control has a greater impact today than in previous times, which is verified by evidence based studies and statistics.

This course is a comprehensive update on infection control issues, including:

  • hand hygiene;
  • influenza vaccination;
  • post exposure protocols;
  • dental aerosols;
  • updated OSHA compliance directives that are relevant to the dental profession;
  • OSHA, CDC and State Boards of Examiners;
  • instrument processing;
  • MMR and Varicella: what is it, and how does it affect me? and
  • regulatory attention regarding engineered sharps and safety devices.

Participants will learn how to avoid the consequences for failure to comply with OSHA regulations and CDC guidelines. This course will help keep your clinical environment as healthy and safe as possible for your patients and employees.

The New York State Legislature requires all licensed health care professionals to complete training in infection control every four years. This course, which is approved by the New York State Education Department, satisfies the requirement for mandatory infection control training.

Harold E. Edelman, DDS
Dr. Edelman lectures nationally on OSHA Compliance/Infection Control. He has participated in numerous OSHA inspections of dental offices, and is certified by OSHA to teach "Voluntary Compliance in the Private Sector" and "Biohazards." Dr. Edelman has served as an expert witness in infection control litigation.