This seminar will provide an update of the most recent CDC infection prevention recommendations and specific state regulations for infection control in dentistry. Infectious disease challenges and prevention strategies will be used to reinforce the application of standard precautions during patient treatment. Appropriate hand hygiene, use of personal protective equipment, instrument sterilization and monitoring, environmental surface asepsis and dental water preventive measures will be included. A representative infection control checklist will be provided as a framework for this presentation.
John Molinari, PhD is the Director of Infection Control for The Dental Advisor in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Professor Emeritus at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. He has published over 500 scientific articles, reports, and chapters in the areas of microbiology and immunology and lectures nationally and internationally on topics dealing with infectious diseases and infection control. Dr. Molinari is also co-author of the text “Cottone’s Practical Infection Control in Dentistry”.