2021-23 Principles of Infection Prevention and Control

Presented by Mary Govoni, MBA, CDA, RDH. Mary has worked with dental teams for more than 40 years on clinical efficiency, infection prevention, ergonomics and team communication. Ms. Govoni has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Created August 2020; Expires August 2023

Course is one hour and participants who successfully complete the post-test will earn one CE credit.

Infection prevention and control is a critical factor in the safe delivery of oral health care. This course will cover the fundamentals of infectious disease transmission, pathogenic microorganisms and the protocols that every dental practice must follow to prevent the spread of infectious disease to patients or members of the team.
Upon completion of this lecture, participants should be able to:  
    • Describe the chain of infection in disease transmission.
    • Discuss various pathogenic microorganisms that pose a risk during dental treatment.
    • Evaluate various pathogenic microorganisms that pose a risk during dental treatment.
    • Identify the various agencies, regulations and guidelines that oversee infection prevention and control in dental settings.

    Fees: $0 - PDA Member dentist (complimentary)
    $50 - ADA Member dentist
    $100 - Nonmember dentist
    $20 - Hygienists, Assistants & Non-licensed staff
    CE Credits:  
    1 credit hour recommended for dentists, hygienists, assistants and non-licensed staff

    Cancellation policy: No refunds are issued for online CE courses.


    PDA is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider 
    ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
    PDA designates this activity for 1 (one) continuing education credit.


    Important registration information:
    Non-dentist dental team members and non-member dentists may contact PDA at (717) 234-5941, Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to establish a username and password. After hours, email PDA's membership department who will assist you on the next business day.
    1. Sign in to the website with your user name and password. Note: Every PDA member dentist has a user name and password. For most dentists, your website default username is your first initial, last name and four-digit year of birth with no spaces, no punctuation.
     The password is lowercase ada and your ADA number. If you don't remember your username and password, please contact PDA's membership department.

    2. Click the Register Myself button. Pricing will be applied based on your member status.

    3. If payment is required, enter your credit card information.

    4. Click Submit Order to complete your registration. You have 24/7 access to the program for 6-months from the date of registration. Launch the course by clicking the Online CE button on the Prerecorded Events tab of the Event Calendar. Click the button Go to your Learning Center and then launch the course. If the course does not play, copy the URL of the web page https://learn.padental.org/topclass/ and add it as an allowed site under pop-up blockers. For assistance, Google instructions to add an allowed website for the browser you use to search the internet. Launch the course again.

    5. Upon successful completion of the post-test, a verification of participation form will be saved in your 
    Learning Center. To access your Learning Center, click the Online CE button above the list of courses on the Prerecorded Events tab of the Event Calendar. Click the button Go to your Learning Center. The verification of participation forms for online courses completed with PDA will be under the Completed tab.Click View Certificate to print the form or save a copy to your computer.

    If you have questions, contact PDA  at (717) 234-5941 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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