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Top 10 Essential Infection Control Strategies for Improved Safety in the Dental Practice 

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

TITLE:  TOP 10 ESSENTIAL INFECTION CONTROL STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVED SAFETY IN THE DENTAL PRACTICE

COURSE FEE:  Complimentary Access 

*Note CA licensees. You will receive 1 CE credit towards relicensure, but you cannot apply towards mandated CA requirements for infection control. This course aligns with CDC guidelines and is not state specific.

CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credit

DURATION: 1 Hour. Followed by a 30 minute product demo by Aerosol Assist
Pivatool LLC(not required for CE credit per AGD PACE standards).

AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE:  148 infection Control

MODE: Electronically Mediated | On Demand Webinar | Recorded 12.12.23   Review 6.30.24

SPEAKERS: Dr. Kirsten Roling DDS, (Bio below)

CE SUPPORTER: Aerosol Assist

AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED:  Mobile device, laptop or desktop with internet connection | Google Chrome Browser

INSTRUCTIONS: 

 

This course is specifically designed for dental clinicians seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in infection control. Infection Control vulnerabilities in the dental practice will be presented with a focus on Aerosol, Vacuum Lines, Surface Disinfection, Water Lines, Hand Hygiene, PPE, and Handpieces.  The latest strategies to implement evidence-based solutions will be offered.  Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or a recent graduate, this course offers valuable insights and practical techniques to elevate your practice's infection control standards.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 

  • Describe infection control vulnerabilities that exist in the dental practice

  • Apply the latest evidence-based infection control practices and guidelines 

  • Identify outdated, ineffective and unsafe infection control systems in the dental practices

  • Explore practical strategies and technologies to implement these evidence-based practices efficiently and effectively

  • Foster an environment where every team member is committed to upholding the highest standards of infection control, thereby promoting a safe and welcoming experience for patients

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Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS

Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS is the Chief Education Officer for Dental CE Academy administered by Virtual Dontics® Education LLC. She began her career in dentistry as a Registered Dental Assistant when PPE was non-existent in the dental operatory. She then completed dental school training at the University of California, San Francisco; during the height of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic.  Dr. Roling is a passionate public health dentist, credited as an early pioneer of Teledentistry. Her clinical practice spans rural to urban settings,  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 administered the nation's largest pediatric and maternal oral health prevention programs for the third largest U.S. public health department.


She is a recipient of the Pediatric Oral Health Access Program (POHAP) scholarship, completing a post-graduate program in pediatric dentistry, and provided pro dental services  to thousands of 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." She was the executive producer of "Health Senior Living" a radio broadcast, in Phoenix, Arizona dedicated to the health challenges of older adults.

 

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, Temporal association of implementation of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) with changes in dental-related emergency department visits in Maricopa County from 2006 to 2012; followed by a feature interview in 2018 by National Public Radio highlighting the challenges of geriatric dentistry.

She later completed a degree in Executive Non-profit Management, Brandman University; having assisted hundreds of nonprofit organizations and in 2017 became the executive director and co-founder of Henry Bibby All Stars. Alongside retired NBA player and Coach Henry Bibby, she helps to provide basketball camps and oral health services to underserved and at-risk youth.  

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 Aerosol Assist | Pivatool LLC. The speaker, Dr. Kirsten Roling is the Chief Education Officer and employee of Dental CE Academy. She declares no financial relationship with the sponsors. She has not received a speaker's  honorarium.  No corporate entity has influenced the content of this presentation. For written documentation contact support@dentalcenow.com.

 

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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