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Effective Hand Hygiene: The Cornerstone of Infection Prevention in Dental Settings

Free dental continuing education course hosted by Dental CE Academy
Live interactive and On Demand Dental CE Webinar
Scroll below for course description and schedule of upcoming dates



CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credit

AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE:  148 Infection Control

MODE: Electronically Mediated | Recorded Lecture | On Demand Webinar

RECORDED: 6.17.2022   REVIEW: 12.31.2022

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 |Chrome Browser

COURSE SUMMARY: Infection prevention in your dental practice begins with effective hand hygiene. The dental team may believe that wearing gloves reduces the need for effective hand hygiene – they cut corners, and it lowers compliance. Dental practices cannot afford to cut corners when it means safety for your team and patients. By implementing effective hand hygiene, the dental practice can reduce the possibility of cross contamination and help to ensure safety for patients and staff.


•Define hand hygiene

•Review the history of hand hygiene

•Discuss the importance of hand hygiene

•Describe hand hygiene as part of standard precautions

•Explain when effective hand hygiene should be implemented

•Demonstrate effective hand hygiene techniques for non-surgical and surgical procedures

INSTRUCTIONS: Please use Chrome browser. Upon registration you will be sent a confirmation email from "" to view this recorded webinar. Do not fast forward as your attendance is recorded. A course folder including instructions for CE Credit, will be provided during the course, by tapping on the red banner at the top of your screen. Following the continuing education presentation, you may close the screen and wait for the course evaluation email to be sent to you. Upon successful completion of quiz/course )  evaluation (80% minimum passing score) your CE Credit  will be sent to your email within 1 -5 minutes.

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About the Speaker: 











Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS is the Chief Education Officer for Dental CE Academy administered by Virtual Dontics®. 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 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." In 2017 she was published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, and in 2018 interviewed on 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:  The speaker, Dr. Kirsten Roling is the Chief Education Officer for Dental CE Academy. She is not paid an honorarium. She declares a financial relationship with Dental CE Academy. For written documentation contact


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. 

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