Infection Control for Dentists

CPD Certified Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Infection Control for Dentists at a glance

  • 1-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 1 hour and 47 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
£24.95 + VAT

If you are working in the dentistry industry, you will need to have an understanding of many different aspects of infection control to keep you and your clients safe. Blood Bourne Pathogens can be spread with needles and other items of equipment you use and there is a requirement to have basic training in correct infection control technique.

This CPD course meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcomes C

This course covers the possible dangers that you could come across and how with basic good practice you will keep safe and increase the trust with your clients.

If you require a classroom course, we can adapt this course to your requirements and add other courses like Basic Life Support for Dentists and teach them both on the same day. 

  • Dentists
  • Dental Nurses
  • Employees in Dental practices
  • Dental students
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Technicians 
  • Practice managers

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (4.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hour and 47 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

Aim

To provide an update on the latest developments within infection prevention and control guidelines and consider current prevention measures in practice.

Objectives

  • Describe what a healthcare-associated infection is and how these infections spread
  • Understand the impact of healthcare-associated infections on patients, and the dental professional’s duty of care to patients in the workplace that can prevent the spread
  • Describe best practice measures for infection prevention, and update workplace protocols accordingly

Learning content

This training session is intended to create an understanding of the need to apply effective infection prevention and control measures in the dental setting and reduce potential risk factors to both patients and members of the dental team. This training session is intended to create an understanding of the need to apply effective infection prevention and control measures in the dental setting and reduce potential risk factors to both patients and members of the dental team.

Development outcomes

This CPD course meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcomes C

Course contents

  • Introductory Infection Control Training
  • What are Blood Borne Pathogens?
  • Infection Control Legislation
  • Health and safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) regulations 2013
  • Dental Practice Infection Control Policy
  • The Chain of infection
  • Types of Blood-Borne Diseases
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Hepatitis B Virus
  • Hepatitis C Virus
  • Skin Diseases
  • Other Viruses
  • Infection and Work Practice Controls
  • Contaminated Objects
  • Cross Infection
  • Indirect Cross-Contamination
  • Reducing Risk
  • Surface Cleaning
  • Body Fluid Cleanup Procedures
  • Hazardous Disposal Procedures
  • Glove Removal and Disposal
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Exposure Incident
  • Safe Injection Practices
  • Medical and Dental Waste Products
  • Infection control kits
  • Testing and Counselling
  • How to use face shields
  • Waterless hand gels
  • Infection Control Student Manual V7.0
  • Clean hand techniques leaflet
  • Cleaning colour coding in the NHS poster
  • Department of Health Guidelines HTM 0.05 (decontamination in primary care dental practices)
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • HSE 5 steps to Risk Assessing link to HSE website
  • HSE guide to COSHH
  • HSE guide to PPE
  • Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • Link to the HSE website
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • Nilaqua Hand Wash leaflet
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Step by Step Guide to COSHH HSE Guide - Link to HSE website
  • The Green Book has the latest information on vaccines and vaccination procedures, for vaccine preventable infectious diseases in the UK.
  • UK Resus Council recommendations for Dentists
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos

What People are Saying

“A very detailed and easy to follow course!! Very good! Advised!”

- Lena from CA

“A very effective course”

- Radia from London