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DE0744: IHS Monthly CDE Webinar: The Challenges of Reprocessing and Sterilizing Dental Instruments [Recorded Webinar]
This is the second of a five-part series on improving and raising awareness of dental infection control issues in IHS, tribal and urban dental programs.
This webinar will review the proper steps and processes of cleaning and sterilizing dental instruments in accordance with CDC guidelines. The webinar will focus on cleaning instruments at point of use, correctly transporting dirty instruments, cleaning and disinfecting instruments, packaging and labeling instruments, sterilizing instruments and storing instruments according to their manufacturer's instructions.
Upon completion of this training/course, participants should be able to:
1. List the steps of proper dental instrument reprocessing
2. Identify what is required before packaging a dental instrument
3. Explain what to do if a sterilization load fails.
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 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 CCEPR.ada.org
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.