2015 General Dentistry Courses

Contemporary Infection Control: State of the Art

Course overview

This one day course provides an overview of key areas in infection control in which there have significant changes in recent years. The impact of the national guidelines from the ADA Inc, changes to the NH&MRC/CDNA guidelines from 2010, and the impact of national registration in July 2010 on infection control requirements will be a particular theme running through the program. The course is suitable for all members of the dental team. It will be of particular benefit to those who have not undertaken a recent Infection Control course and who wish to update their knowledge of infection control issues.

Course topics
  • Disease trends for infectious diseases to dentistry
  • Risk-based precautions
  • Recent developments in hand-care practices
  • Performance assessment of dental masks and post-exposure prophylaxis
  • Bioform reduction strategies and microbial assessment of dental unit water
  • Simplified management of endodontic instruments
  • Efficiency-based measures to improve workflow in instrument reprocessing and patient changeover
  • Features and correct operation of pre-vacuum autoclaves
  • Batch identification of instrumentals (instrument tracking)
  • Analysis of failures in infection control – lessons from recent incidents of practice
  • Requirement for autoclave record keeping
  • Protocols for the use of chemical and biological indicators
Course details, dates and cost


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Saturday 11 July 2015


9:00am - 5:00pm (registration from 8:30am) - includes full day's catering


Sydney CBD


Professor Laurie Walsh BDSc, PhD, DDSc, GCEd, FFOP(RCPA), FICD, FPFA, FADI, FIADFE


Early bird for dentists (pay by 11 April 2015)

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University of Sydney Alumni (dentist)

University of Sydney Alumni (therapist)

University of Sydney/ NSW Health staff







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