This state-of-the-art integrated program is oriented towards training the dental team in initially understanding various aspects of Dental Infection Control including the CDC's 2003 Guidelines. The Infection Control part of the program provides understanding of the science, device selection, practical applications, aseptic techniques and practice standards that is required as a background in understanding and implementing federally required Occupational Safety Standards within the dental practice. Highlights in Infection Control are the Rationale, Common & Emerging Infectious Diseases, Handwashing, PPE, Surface Barriers, Use-Misuse & Selection of Germicides, Instrument Reprocessing & Process Validation, and Dental Treatment Water Contamination Control. The main OSHA Topics will include Bloodborne Pathogen Standards, Hazard Communication, and Building & Equipment Safety.
Dr. Raghunath (Ragu)Puttaiah is a Tenured Professor at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. He is a Public Health Dentist and was the recipient of the first Johnson & Johnson Medical Inc. Post Graduate Fellowship in Infectious Disease Control in Dentistry. Dr. Puttaiah crafted the Dental Safety Standards for India and has helped the Russian Federation in developing standards in Dental Safety. He has published research and review papers actively in peer-review journals. Dr. Puttaiah is involved in device development and evaluation and has been a scientific resource for over 25 dental industries. He is an ad hoc reviewer for lead journals in dentistry. He has provided over a 100 CDE programs worldwide and has been a keynote speaker at many national and international specialty meetings. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentistry.
The speaker and organizers have generously agreed to donate the honorarium to the The Dr. Grace Snuggs Fund.
Total Training Time:6 Hours
CDE Credits: 4 Hours provided only for Dental Infection Control
Training in Occupational Safety*: 2 Hours
*No CDE Provided for OSHA Training as it is a federal requirement to be trained annually
On completion of this integrated program in Dental Infection Control & Occupational Safety, participants will understand current concepts in dental safety, meaningful application of aseptic techniques in a dental setting, understand the relationship between Infection Control Procedures and OSHA Rules, and finally the implication of Federal Rules in Occupational Safety pertaining to dental practice.
Continental breakfast/Light Lunch
As a distinguished resource for dental education in Texas for more than 100 years, Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas is dedicated to combining higher education and research with community service.
The college opened its doors in 1905, was affiliated with Baylor University from 1918 to 1971 and spent the next 25 years as an independent, private institution.
In 1996, the College of Dentistry entered an entirely new era as a member of The Texas A&M University System. In 1999, the college became a founding component of the Texas A&M Health Science Center.
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