Top 10 Essential Infection Control Strategies for Improved Safety in the Dental Practice
Speakers: Kirsten Roling, DDS; Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH CDIPC
Supported by: Dove Dental Products
December 12, 2023: 5 - 6 pm PT.
Live interactive and On Demand Dental CE Webinar
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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 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 Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH CDIPC on behalf of Dove Dental Products (not required for CE credit per AGD PACE standards).
AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE: 148 infection Control
MODE: Electronically Mediated | Live Interactive Webinar
SPEAKERS: Dr. Kirsten Roling DDS; Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH CDIPC (Bios below)
CE SUPPORTER: Dove Dental Products
AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants
TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Mobile device, laptop or desktop with internet connection | Google Chrome Browser
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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.
Kirsten Roling, DDS: 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.
Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH CDIPC: Will present waterline and suction line strategies: There are lines coming in and out of our operatories, but do we understand how to care for them for maximum efficiency, effectiveness, and safety? Dental Unit Waterlines (DUWLs) are in the news and on inspection checklists. Science shows us that many of the aerosols we are producing come directly from the DUWLs. And our suction lines are getting a workout like never before, helping us to control the aerosols to keep us safe. In this dynamic presentation, attendees will learn the why, how, and what of dental water and suction lines. This course will turn you into a Line Leader where you can head back into your op and Know Your Lines!!!
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
Describe the importance of clean dental unit waterlines
Define the steps needed to "pass the waterline test" --shock, test, treat, maintain
Identify the difference between Water and Suction lines
Explain the science of good suction and recognize how to improve it
Formulate an effective protocol to maximize your suction lines
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.
Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH CDIPC
Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH, CDIPC, is an enthusiastic speaker, innovative consultant, and award-winning author. A sought-after thought leader contributing invaluable and inspiring insights into the current trends in dentistry. Affectionately known as the Waterline Warrior, she brings over 25 years of clinical dental hygiene and education to dentistry. Recipient of OSAP’s Emerging Infection Control Leader award and an active participant with the advisory board for RDH magazine, Dentistry IQ, and OSAP’s Infection Control In Practice Editorial Review Board and membership committee, Amanda strives to make topics in dentistry accurate, accessible, and fun!
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 Dove Dental Products. The speakers, 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. Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH CDIPC declares an honorarium through Dove Dental Supply. No corporate entity has contributed or influenced the content for this course. For written documentation contact email@example.com.
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