Course Contact: madeline@ridental.org
Course Categories: OSHA-Blood Borne Pathogens PLUS Infection Control (Infection control must follow the cdc guidelines)
Provider Approval: (ADA-CERP) American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program approved providers
Educational Type: Self Study
Educational Method: Electronically mediated with a testing mechanism (internet, one-way & two-way transmissions through open broadcast, closed ciruit, cable, microwave, broadband lines, fiber optices, satelite, or wilreless communications devices)

Program Description: Dr Shannon E. Mills, an internationally recognized expert in dental infection prevention will share his observations on how the profession has fared in the first year of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Despite early warnings that dental treatment posed a high risk for viral transmission, dental practices have not proven to be epicenters for healthcare acquired infections.
The pandemic however continues to exert profound impact on both the profession and business of dentistry. Have the experts overstated the risks; or were infection prevention recommendations from CDC, OSHA, and others effective in avoiding virus transmission in the clinical setting? Will we ever return to “normal” or are COVID based practices the new “standard” precautions”? How will new infection prevention guidelines and regulations affect dental practice? Will new variants drive additional pandemic surges, or will SARS CoV-2 become a seasonal virus like colds and influenza? Are future pandemics on the horizon?
Dr Mills will also review current CDC recommendations including interim guidelines for dealing with COVID-19. He will offer insights on how new CDC guidelines as well as OSHA and other federal agency rules may affect the practice of dentistry as we seek to understand how our profession can be prepared going forward.
Learning Objectives:
• Gain insight into the societal impact of pandemic disease and the role it has played in the course of human history.
• Understand the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had and continues to have on clinical practice and the business of dentistry.
• Be able to apply the principles of infection prevention and follow evidence-based guidelines to implement practical evidence-based policies and procedures for your practice.
• Be prepared for updated Federal guidance and regulations based on lessons learned in the pandemic and emerging science on topics including dental water quality, instrument re-processing and single-use items, PPE and aerosol generating procedures.

Prerequisites : n/a
Sponsor(s) : Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals


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Date / Time

Self Study - On Demand



RIDA Member and All Staff: $50 / Non-RIDA Dentist: $100