Aerosol Generation and Mitigation in the Dental Practice
Free dental continuing education course hosted by Dental CE Academy
Live interactive and On Demand Dental CE Webinar
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TITLE: AEROSOL GENERATION AND MITIGATION IN THE DENTAL PRACTICE
COURSE FEE: Free
CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credit
AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE: 148 Infection Control
MODE: Electronically Mediated | Live Interactive Webinar
SPEAKER: Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS (Bio below)
AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants
TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Mobile device, laptop or desktop with internet connection | Google Chrome Browser
COURSE SUMMARY: The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic brought to light the severity and risks caused by aerosolization in the dental operatory. Aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) potentially put healthcare personnel (HCP) and patients at an increased risk for pathogen exposure and infection. These aerosols may remain suspended in the air for hours following dental procedures. Some procedures performed on patients are more likely to generate higher concentrations of infectious respiratory aerosols than coughing, sneezing, talking, or breathing. This course will present the known risks of aerosol generating procedures (AGPs), and strategies to mitigate potential pathogen exposure and infection.
Identify procedures at high risk
Describe transmission precautions for aerosol generating procedures
Acknowledge improved protocols to dental care provision in the post-pandemic era
Implement administrative controls and engineering controls to reduce aerosol
Discuss technologies to assist dental practices with aerosol mitigation
INSTRUCTIONS: Upon registration you will be sent a confirmation email from "email@example.com" We recommend logging in 15 minutes prior to start time in the event you require assistance. Course handout will be distributed at the start of the webinar. Upon successful completion of quiz/course evaluation your CE Credit will be sent to your email within 1 -5 minutes. For assistance please submit your request: https://www.dentalceacademy.com/verification.
SPEAKER'S BIO: Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS is the Chief Education Officer for Dental CE Academy administered by Virtual Dontics® Education LLC. She completed dental school training at the University of California, San Francisco; during the height of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic. Dr. Roling is credited as an early pioneer of Teledentistry. Her clinical practice spans pediatrics to geriatrics. Previously an Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF; and Public Health Preceptor, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Dr. Roling also held the position as Chief for the Office of Oral Health, Maricopa County, Department of Public Health where she administed the nation's largest oral health prevention programs for the third largest U.S. public health department. As a mobile dental provider, she commanded a large teledentistry practice to treat homebound geriatric patients. She is a recipient of the Pediatric Oral Health Access Program (POHAP) scholarship and provided dental services pro bono to at risk infants and foster children. She has completed certification through the American Dental Education Association in conjunction with the Academy of Academy Leadership and Institute for Allied Health Educators "Advances in Educational Methodology." In 2017 she was published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, and in 2018 interviewed by National Public Radio.
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: This course is supported by Aerosol Assist | Pivatool LLC. The speaker, Dr. Kirsten Roling is the Chief Education Officer for Dental CE Academy, as an employee she declares a financial relationship with Dental CE Academy. She has not received a speaker's honorarium. No corporate entity has contributed or influenced the content for this course. For written documentation contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DENTAL CE ACADEMY DISCLOSURE: 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. 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 up on the speakers' own clinican 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 new 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.