2018 TODS Meeting Thursday-Saturday,
October 18-20

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

Featured Speaker – Dr. Reena Talwar & Ms. Jolene Moore, RDA

Infection Prevention And Control – Standards For Implant Surgery

Saturday October 20, 2018  8:30am – 12:30pm

Dr. Reena Talwar

Ms. Jolene Moore, RDA

CDHBC QAP Competency – N/A

Alberta Dental Association & College – Approved for CE

Dental implants are classified as medical devices and as such, the standards associated with the manufacturing, processing and delivery of these devices is strictly regulated.  Implantation of a medical device must be associated with evidence-based Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)standards in order to minimize risk to the patient and maximize biological acceptance and integration.

In this course, participants will be introduced to the highest levels of standards associated with processing, delivery and implantation of dental implants.  A review of the symbols and nomenclature associated with implant packaging and the variations amongst top manufacturers will be presented.  Also, the utilization of best practice in IPC standards including: surgical scrubbing, donning and doffing of Personal protection equipment (PPE), surgical set up and breakdown, sterilization policy and procedures will be reviewed.

The participants will be shown live videos of the various IPC standards for dental implants.


  • Review of implant packaging standards
  • Understanding the importance of proper PPE
  • Surgical set up and breakdown of the surgical operatory
  • Review of proper IPC standards for the sterilization, use and storage of dental implant equipment
  • Live Videos of various IPC techniques


Dr. Reena Talwar is a certified specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has a PhD in Biomedical Science.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto in 1990 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 1994.  After graduating from Dental School, Dr. Talwar completed a General Practice Residency program in Chicago at Loyola University Medical Center from 1994 to 1996.  She then went on to a research fellowship at Parkland Hospital in Dallas Texas in trauma and graduated in 2004 from a combined Oral and Maxillofacial – PhD training program from the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Talwar has taught at both undergraduate and graduate students in the Faculty of Dentistry and Discipline of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Kentucky (2004-2005), University of Toronto (2005-2010) and most recently as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Discipline of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Alberta.  She recently built Contours Oral Surgery with the vision of having both a state of the art surgical center and a mentorship-based teaching facility.  At Contours she is active in her role as a teacher, mentor, surgeon and peer, hosting the Edmonton Oral Surgery Study Club. Her surgical focus is in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the partial and fully edentulous patient.

Ms. Jolene Moore has been a Registered Dental Assistant for over a decade and has enjoyed many different aspects of her career.  She has been predominately involved in Infection Prevention and Control throughout that time.  Her skills include the design and flow of reprocessing areas, the creation and implementation of policies and procedures, educating and leading colleagues though IPC and a hands-on knowledge and practice of those skills.  Jolene spent a number of years involved with the College of Alberta Dental Assistants as new province wide regulations were introduced as well as working at NAIT within the Dental Assisting, Denturist and Dental Laboratory technologies in instructing fellow staff and supervising 100’s of students in the reprocessing area.  As IPC Officer at Contours Oral Surgery, Jolene brings extensive knowledge and experience to the surgical aspect of dentistry that makes IPC second nature.

2018 TODS Meeting Thursday-Saturday,
October 18-20

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

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