Contemporary Infection Control: State of the Art

Saturday 9 July 2016


This one day course provides an overview of key areas in infection control in which there have been significant changes in recent years. The impact of the national guideline from 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 day’s program.

This course is suitable for all members of the dental team. It will be of particular benefit to dentists, dental auxiliaries, dental prosthetists and dental assistants who have not undertaken a recent Infection Control course, and who wish to update their knowledge of infection control issues.

  • Disease trends for infectious diseases of concern to dentistry
  • Risk-based precautions
  • Recent developments in handcare practices
  • Performance assessment of dental masks and respirators
  • Comprehensive sharps injury protocol and post-exposure prophylaxis
  • Biofilm 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 instruments (instrument tracking)
  • Analysis of failures in infection control – lessons from recent incidents of practice
  • Requirements for autoclave record keeping
  • Protocols for the use of chemical and biological indicators
Course Dates & Costs
Contemporary Infection Control
Course No: 141616
Date: Saturday 9 July 2016
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Registration from 8:30am) - includes full day's catering
Venue: The Refectory, Holme Building, Science Road, University of Sydney
Format: Lectures
Cost: Standard for dentists
University of Sydney alumni
University of Sydney / NSW Health Staff
Hygienist / Therapist / Technician
Hygienist / Therapist / Technician Alumni
(All prices are inclusive of GST)
CPD Hours: 6
To register: Online registration has now closed. Enquires please contact the Continuing Education office by email or by calling: +61 2 9351 8348.