AEROSOL MANAGEMENT IN THE DENTAL PRACTICE: The Invisible Elephant in the Room
TITLE: AEROSOL MANAGEMENT IN THE DENTAL PRACTICE - The Invisible Elephant in the Room
COURSE FEE: Free
CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1.0 credits
AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE: 148 Infection Control
MODE: Electronically Mediated | Live interactive webinar.
SPEAKER: Dr. Vigarny Arguelo, Jr. DMD (See bio below)
CE SUPPORTER: Pivatool, LLC (Aerosol Assist)
AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants
TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Mobile device, laptop or desktop with internet connection | Google Chrome Browser
COURSE SUMMARY: The intent of this course is to provide dental practitioners a solid foundation to manage aerosol and splatter and understand why it's important to do so. The course will also provide the dental community with practical guidance and education regarding current techniques, protocols, and tools - and when they are most appropriate to use.
Did you know that it wasn't until the early 90's that gloves were legally required for dental clinicians? It takes a pandemic for dental professionals as a whole to see the light. The incidence of aerosol-creating procedures has only increased. Healthcare professionals need to reassess the "invisible" risks and combat them by applying infection control protocols before, during and after patient care. In ten years it should be the goal of every dental practice, to look back and say, "How did we work in such conditions?" - As it shows continuous development and growth. Let's take the first step in that direction.
Summarize the physical properties of aerosol and splatter
Evaluate the health implications of not controlling aerosols and splatter
List classifications and attributes of aerosol management decisions
Identify existing methodology used to reduce aerosols and splatter
Analyze existing methodology from a financial perspective
Design proper protocols with aerosol management technologies for clinical use
INSTRUCTIONS: Upon registration you will receive a confirmation email from "firstname.lastname@example.org". We recommend logging in 15 minutes prior to start time in the event you require assistance. *Note* This continuing education webinar will provide 60 minutes of education. A brief quiz and course evaluation will be sent via email following the live continuing education presentation.
Following the Continuing Education webinar of 60 minutes duration, a brief webinar demonstrating the dental device, Aerosol Assist will be provided. In accordance with AGD PACE standards, you are not required to watch the optional product demonstration to complete the course quiz/evaluation and obtain CE Credits. You will be given the option to log off and wait for the quiz/evaluation email to be sent to you. We are required to verify class attendance, this process can take 30 minutes following the conclusion of the program. Upon attendance verification you will be sent an email to complete a quiz/evaluation. Upon successful completion of quiz/course evaluation your CE Credit Verification will be sent to your email within 1 -5 minutes.
Disclosure of Speaker and Faculty Commercial Relationships: According to Dental CE Academy's Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy, faculty and speakers for any course are expected to disclose any economic support, personal interests, or potential bias that may be perceived as creating a conflict related to the material being presented. Disclosure statements are printed in each course description and announced by moderators or individual speakers at the beginning of each presentation. This policy is intended to alert the audience to any potential bias or conflict so that participants may form their own judgments about the material being presented.
Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure of Speaker: Dr. Vigarny Arguello, Jr. DMD; is the Chief Executive Officer of Pivatool, Inc. (Aerosol Assist), and is financially associated with Pivatool, Inc. (Aerosol Assist).
Dental CE Academy Disclaimer: The views expressed and opinions and materials presented during these live and recorded presentations represent the personal views and opinions of the individual speaker and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Dental CE Academy or its parent company, Virtual Dontics®. Dental CE Academy assumes no responsibility for the content of the presentations made by the individual speakers. Any suggested protocols for treatment, materials, or services may be based upon the speaker's own clinical experience and should not be construed as Dental CE Academy recommended or endorsed. Selected presentations may include exploratory research or experimental procedures and are intended for informational purposes that may lead to interest and scientific breakthroughs in the fields of dentistry. Dental CE Academy appreciates its educators who share their knowledge and expertise. This level of dedication to dentistry allows our profession to expand and thrive and provokes necessary discussion and understanding.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Vigarny Arguello, Jr. DMD
Dr. Vigarny Arguello, Jr. DMD is the Chief Executive Officer of Pivatool, LLC (Aerosol Assist). He. has been practicing dentistry since 2009. Coming from a family with strong roots in medicine, Dr. Arguello naturally gravitated towards this industry. He graduated from Florida International University with a major in chemistry and a minor in biochemistry and then Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Arguello currently practices in one of his practices in South Florida and has a genuine interest in everything with dentistry ranging from treating patients, continuing education, photography, and product development. His goal as a dentist is to help patients who have negative dental habits and change them into positive ones, as well as to help everyone achieve good oral health. As a member of the dental community, his goal is to help provide solutions to problems he has encountered and offer a safer, more efficient working environment.