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: Complimentary Access
CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credit
AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE: 148 Infection Control
CE SUPPORTER: IQAir
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
INSTRUCTIONS: Dental CE Academy hosts all webinars using the ClickMeeting platform. Upon registration you are sent a confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to join. Be sure to check your spam/junk/promotions folders. We recommend logging in 15 minutes early in the event you require assistance.
HANDOUTS: Distributed via email to all attendees 1 hour prior to start, during and after the webinar.
QUIZ FOR CE CREDIT VERIFICATION: At the conclusion of the webinar, attendees will be redirected to complete a quiz for CE credit. An 80% minimum passing score is required, multiple attempts are permitted, and attendees have 7 days to successfully complete the quiz for CE credit.
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
Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS
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 a public health dentist, 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 pediatric 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." Her career has been featured in the Arizona Dental Association's Journal Inscriptions, and In 2017 she was published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, followed by a feature interview in 2018 by National Public Radio highlighting the challenges of geriatric dentistry.
Glory Dolphin Hammes; CEO, IQAir
Glory Dolphin Hammes is CEO, of IQAir North American Division, a Swiss-based air quality technology company. At age eight, Glory did her first beach clean-up and participated in many after with both Girl Scouts and Heal the Bay. She learned at an early age there is no planet B. Environmental control is something she is really passionate about. It moves, touches and inspires her to ensure people have access to clean air. Therefore, she established the IQAir Foundation, a nonprofit focused on providing Clean Air for Kids, an initiative that works to improve the air quality in schools located in impacted communities. Glory Dolphin Hammes is a Certified Indoor Environmentalist and licensed HVAC contractor, specializing in air quality. She is also a member of the EPA's air quality work group and resides in Southern California with her husband Frank and two sons.
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 sponsored by IQAir. The speaker, Dr. Kirsten Roling is the Chief Education Officer and employee of Dental CE Academy. She declares no financial relationship with IQAir. She has not received a speaker's honorarium and is not compensated for sales of any products. No corporate entity has contributed or influenced the content for this course. For written documentation contact email@example.com.
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