Pat Preston, MS
Thursday, April 2, 2009
9 am - 12 pm
3 CE credits
Recommended for: Dental Team
Emerging Infectious Diseases:
Impact on Dental Professionals
The course is designed to acquaint the dental professional with infectious disease commonly presented in the dental clinic setting. Principles of transmission from infected employees and patients will be discussed. National guidelines relative to infection control in the office setting will be identified.
At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:
- Appreciate the common occurrence of infectious diseases presented to the dental professional during performance of the clinic-setting tasks.
- Recognize the risks of exposure to infectious disease pathogens originating from employee colleagues and patients in the clinic.
- Understand the circumstances and modes of transmission by which the pathogens cross contaminate the dental professional.
- Implement work restrictions of infected employees and infection control procedures as measures to minimize cross contamination of pathogens.
- Discuss the role of immunizations for health care workers.
Pat Preston, MS, is an Infectious Diseases Control and Prevention consultant, lecturer and author. He is classified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a Healthcare Epidemiologist. His 35-year national private practice serves community-based medical and dental clinics, the long-term-care industry and institutions for academia.