Creighton University School of Dentistry
OSHA and Infection Control Annual Review
Overview and Objectives:
Course Overview: This 3 hour lectured course provides the annual training required for all health care workers by the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standards. Dental professionals and health care workers will learn the etiology and epidemiology of bloodborne pathogens, exposure control plans, effective barrier techniques and esepsis. They will receive the latest updates on instrument processing, engineering work practices and hand piece sterilization dental unit water line issues.
Course Objective: At the end of this course, all attendees should:
• Understand the principals of infection control
• Be aware of safety issues involved in dental care
• Be able to apply modern infection control principals
• Be knowledgeable about requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standards
• Be able to critically analyze different methods for instrument decontamination
James H. Howard, D.D.S., M.S., is an Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and External Affairs and Associate Professor of General Dentistry, at the Creighton University School of Dentistry. He is also chairman of the committee on infection control for the school. Dr. Howard joined the faculty in 1995, following a career service in the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps. He earned his DDS from the University of Maryland and his MS from the University of Michigan. Dr. Howard is a Diplomat of the Federal Services Board of General Dentistry.
Creighton is an ADA CERP Recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.
CONTACT: Karen Farias, Program Coordinator
Phone: 402-280-5039; Toll Free: 888-273-6576