Dental Safety in the Shadow of COVID-19:

This webinar addresses the safety recommendations for dentistry considering the COVID-19 pandemic. Standard Precautions and Transmission-based Precautions will be explained in the context of CDC & ADA Guidelines and OSHA & Dental Board regulations. Options and strategies are presented with extensive question & answer time to address your concerns.

Outcomes - Upon completion, the participant shall be able to:
• Recognize and manage bloodborne, contact, droplet and airborne diseases
• Identify best practices for providing dental care while considering COVID-19
• Make sense of evolving recommendations as applied to changing infection risk

Webinar contents:
Science of SARS-CoV-2: risks, symptoms, pathogenesis, transmission
-Safety strategies
-Standard vs. Transmission-based precautions
-Hierarchy of safety efforts: most to least effective practices
-Quarantine, isolation, separation
-Screening patients
-Building & clinic aerosol control
-Hand hygiene
-Environmental asepsis
-Respiratory hygiene & cough etiquette
-PPE criteria, use and limitations

Reflection on improving dental safety preparedness
Resources: CDC, WHO, AZDA, ADA, OSAP, AGD, FDA, OSHA

  • CE Credit: 2, Meets BODEX Standards for Infection Control
  • Audience:
Nancy Dewhirst

Nancy Dewhirst, RDH, BS

Ms. Dewhirst graduated from the University of Southern California, practiced dental hygiene for 20 years and is adjunct dental hygiene faculty at West Coast University. Ms. Dewhirst is consistently listed as one of the nation’s “Leaders in CE”, presents over 80 seminars a year, is featured at major U.S. and Canadian Dental Conferences, and is a member of the California Dental Association Speakers Bureau. She has had many articles published in dental peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to dental textbooks.