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AS23CT44 - Fight Dirty & Keep It Clean! Sterilization, Disinfection and PPE

‐ Apr 24, 2023 11:40am

Fighting germs in fast paced orthodontic practices is a challenge! Learn how to prevent disease transmission effectively, efficiently and safely in this Edu-taining seminar! Emerging and re-emerging diseases require that the clinical team understand disease "Mode of Transmission" and when to use Standard Precautions, Contact Precautions and Airborne Precautions. Jackie Dorst coaches the ortho team on how to "Fight Dirty" using the correct products and techniques for Sterilization, Disinfection and PPE. Everyone will learn how to keep score in the "Infection Control Fight" using dental unit waterline tests, sterilization spore tests, ultrasonic cavitation tests and recordkeeping logs for validation and documentation. Patients win when the orthodontic team "Keeps it Clean!" by breaking the chain of infection through practicing effective hand hygiene and wearing correct PPE. The Orthodontic Team Wins the IC Championship! when everyone learns to Fight Dirty! and Keep It Clean!

Learning Objectives:

  • Define disease "Mode of Transmission".
  • Describe in-office method for Dental Unit Waterline (DUW) testing.
  • Distinguish between internal and external sterile chemical indicators.


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