Infection Control In The Dental Office: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility
Friday October 25, 2019 – 8:30am to 12:00pm
This seminar will provide an update on occupational blood borne and respiratory infection risks for dental health-care professionals, as well as a practical discussion of current infection prevention regulations and recommendations for dentistry. The most recent Provincial regulations and recommendations concerning blood borne pathogens and infection control will be presented, along with updates on other regulations as they pertain to dental settings. Hand hygiene, vaccinations, and other preventive measures (i.e. personal protective equipment, instrument reprocessing, disinfection, and dental water asepsis) are frameworks for this presentation. Infectious disease challenges and prevention strategies will be used to reinforce the application of standard precautions during patient treatment. The most recent evidence-based information is also discussed to address certain issues where perceptions and misuse of infection control procedures and products are in conflict with scientific and clinical knowledge.
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:
Dr. John A. Molinari, PhD is Professor Emeritus at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, where he served for 32 years as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Director of Infection Control. After leaving the University, he was Director of Infection Control for THE DENTAL ADVISOR in Ann Arbor, Michigan from 2009 to 2017. He has published over 500 scientific articles, reports, text chapters, and abstracts in the areas of microbiology and immunology, and lectures nationally and internationally on topics dealing with infectious diseases and infection control. Dr. Molinari is also co-author of the text Cottone’s Practical Infection Control in Dentistry. He has served as a consultant for the CDC, ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, Council on Dental Practice, and regional hospitals. Dr. Molinari also was Chairman of the State of Michigan Governor’s Risk Reduction and AIDS Policy Commission. In addition, he was the Infection Control section editor for The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, a member of the Editorial Board for The Journal of the American Dental Association, and contributed a monthly column for Dental Economics. He also served as a member of the Michigan Board of Dentistry. In recognition of his efforts, Dr. Molinari was inducted as an honorary member of the Michigan Dental Association, the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, and was a recipient of the ADA Golden Apple Award.