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Course Details

Would You Pass an Infection Control Audit?

Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH, CDIPC

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Time: 8:00 am – 11:30 am Code: F07 Cost: $0 | $0 after 9/26 Date: Friday, Oct 25

Subject:  Infection Control  |  Audience: All Attendees |  CE Credits: 3 hours Lecture

Course Description:

This course focuses on the critical aspects of infection prevention in dental settings. Similar to how diners seek a food safety grade in a restaurant, patients deserve assurance about infection prevention. Baristas undergo food safety training; likewise, dental professionals must be equipped to handle infectious risks. The course will cover CDC inspection guidelines and essential topics to maintain a safe environment. By the end of the course, dental professionals will be well-versed in infection prevention measures and will be better equipped to provide their patients with a sense of security regarding their dental care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand standards precautions protocols.
  • Explore the hierarchy of controls.
  • Review operatory turnover and sterilization practices
  • Implement testing, shocking, and treating dental unit waterlines.

About the Speaker: Michelle has been a clinician in dentistry since 2000 and is currently a practicing hygienist, speaker, writer, content developer, consultant, and podcast co-host “Level Up Infection Prevention Podcast”. She is a self-proclaimed dental nerd and sees the dental profession as not only her forever career path but her hobby. With a Master’s in Dental Hygiene education, Certificate in Dental Infection Control and Prevention, and a belief in lifelong learning, Michelle hopes to continue to learn and grow within the dental profession and one day sees the gap bridged between medical and dental. ​Her experience as a hygienist began in a periodontal and implant-driven office while gaining considerable experience with the maintenance of dental implants and compromised dentition. Michelle has also served in her community and on global mission trips.  She believes deeply in sustainable, charitable dentistry and serves to bridge the gap in access to care. In addition to her speaking expertise, Michelle is also highly skilled in creating educational content, including webinars, podcasts, and video content. She has written articles for numerous dental publications and is a frequent guest on dental podcasts.

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