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DE0737: IHS Monthly CDE Webinar: Personal Protective Equipment [PPE] and the Use of Standard/Transmission-Based Precautions [Live Webinar]

Date: 5/24/2023 - 5/24/2023
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Division of Oral Health
Location: Rockville, MD
Instructor: Damon Pope
Director: Timothy Ricks
Level: Review
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA
Quota: 10 - 1000 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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This is the third of a five-part series on improving and raising awareness of dental infection control issues in IHS, tribal and urban dental programs.

This webinar covers OSHA's Standards for Personal Protective Equipment [PPE] in the dental setting. The proper steps of donning and doffing PPE will be covered. Standard precautions and transmission-based precautions will be reviewed.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Damon Pope currently serves as the EDR Deputy Director and the IHS DOH National Infection Control Consultant with the Indian Health Service [IHS] Division of Oral Health [DOH]. Dr. Damon Pope received his Doctor of Dental Medicine [DMD] from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. After dental school, Dr. Pope joined the Air Force and furthered his education by completing an Advanced Education of General Dentistry residency at Scott Air Force Base. He also completed an Advanced Clinical Dentistry Preceptorship at Ellsworth Air Force Base. He continued to serve in the Air Force four years before joining the IHS team at the Crow Service Unit as a Chief Dental Officer [CDO]. After serving three years at the Crow Service Unit, Dr. Pope transferred to the Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center and served as the CDO for over five years. Dr. Pope was asked to be the IHS DOH National Dental Infection Control Consultant in 2017. He currently leads the twelve member IHS DOH National Infection Control and Prevention Committee. In 2021, Dr. Pope was detailed to IHS DOH focus his efforts on helping clinics overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Pope has no disclosures to report.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this training/course, participants should be able to:
1. Identify the steps and proper sequence of donning PPE
2. Identify the steps and proper sequence of doffing PPE
3. Understand what the difference is between standard precautions and transmission based precautions.

Speaker / Presenter:

Damon Pope — Deputy Project Manager for the IHS Electronic Dental Record IHS DOH National Infection Control Consultant For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.

None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an accredited sponsor of continuing education under the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP). 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 IHS at IHS CDE Coordinator or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at



Tuition Payment Information:

Tuition Policy:

Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.