Course Description:

While the transmission of pathogenic microorganisms in the oral healthcare setting is rare, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) do present a potential hazard to oral healthcare workers and patients alike. To prevent or minimize HAIs, oral healthcare facilities are mandated to develop a written infection control/exposure control protocol that extends to all aspects of the clinical process. 

In this timely and vital course presented by Dr. Geza Terezhalmy, participants will be introduced to evidence-based information that will facilitate compliance with, and the implementation of, infection control rules and recommendations made by federal, state, and local agencies and professional organizations.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, practitioners will be able to understand the concept of standard precautions, develop an infection control/exposure control protocol appropriate for their particular healthcare setting, and implement essential elements of the protocol for their practice.

In addition to standard precautions, key topics that are covered include:

  • Education and training
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Work practice and engineering controls
  • Environmental infection control
  • Transmission-based precautions 
  • Respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette
  • Post-exposure evaluation and follow-up
  • Administrative controls/work restrictions 

Buy this course today and access it for one full year.

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Purchase of this course grants access for one year and requires an internet connection, computer with video and audio capabilities, and in some cases, Adobe Reader to view handouts and articles.

Watch the video and complete the quiz to earn 4 CE credits.

Scientific support and additional resources are available here.

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Type of Credit:   Lecture/Scientific: 4.00
148 Infection control – 4.00 hour


Dr. Geza T. Terezhalmy received his DDS degree from Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine and his MA from The George Washington University. Currently, he is a professor for the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at the San Antonio Dental School. He is also a clinical professor for the Department of Pharmacology at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at the San Antonio Dental School. Dr. Terezhalmy serves as a National Consultant for Dental Pharmacotherapeutics to the US Surgeon General and the Naval Postgraduate Dental School as a consultant in their department of Oral Medicine. He has served on the editorial boards of Quintessence International, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Oral Radiology. He has an extensive list of publication credits with articles appearing in The American Journal of Dentistry, The International Journal of Dental Hygiene, the Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, and the Archives of Oral Biology. Dr. Terezhalmy has served as president of the Organization of Teachers of Oral Diagnosis and the American Academy of Oral Medicine.

DOCS online courses are available to the purchaser for one year from date of purchase.
No refund of course tuition is available.



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