Continuing Education


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Infection Control for Dentists in Oregon and Trail Blazer's Game

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 10, 2016: 3:30 am - 7:00 pm

Credits: 2 Lecture Credits

Tuition: $250 *includes parking, dinner, and game ticket – 100 level seats!

Location: Moda Center; 1 Center Court. Portland, OR 97227

Speaker: Dr. Karla Kent

Can't make it to the class? Take our online webinar instead and still receive complimentary parking and 100 level tickets to the game!


Overview:

The Oregon Board of Dentistry now requires all dental professionals to be up-to-date with the guidelines and regulations concerning infection control. This class provides a review of CDC guidelines and recommendations for infection control practices in dentistry, emphasizing the Infection Control Guidelines of the Oregon Board of Dentistry. Rationale for recommended practices will be discussed and scenarios will be presented to help dental healthcare workers identify and reduce risk of spread of disease to providers and patients.

Course Objectives:

  • Review standard precautions
  • Discuss effective and appropriate hand hygiene practices
  • Evaluate use of personal protective equipment
  • Determine when and where to use surface disinfection and/or barriers
  • Learn the rules regarding sterilization methods and monitoring
  • Identify safe injection methods
  • Describe handling and disposal of sharps and biohazard waste
  • Review management of occupational exposures

    About The Clinician:

    Dr. Kent received her PhD from Harvard University in Boston, MA and has been involved with basic science education of medical, dental and dental hygiene students at OHSU since 1990. She is currently the Director of Quality Improvement and Health & Safety Officer, as well as, a professor of Integrative Biosciences at Oregon Health & Science University. She oversees infection control practices in the School and supervises operations in the new central sterilization facility.   In addition to chairing the school’s Quality Improvement Committee, Dr. Kent serves on the OHSU Hospital Infection Control Committee, University Safety Committee, Worker Safety in Clinical Environment Committee, and the Research and Academic Emergency Planning Committee.  She is a member of the Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures.

    Dr. Kent received her PhD from Harvard University. She is currently the Director of Quality Improvement and Health & Safety Officer, as well as, a professor of Integrative Biosciences at Oregon Health & Science University. In addition, Dr. Kent serves on the OHSU Hospital Infection Control Committee, University Safety Committee, Worker Safety in Clinical Environment Committee, and the Research and Academic Emergency Planning Committee.  She is a member of the Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures.

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