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Infection Control Exam (ICE) Prep and Review for Dental Assistants - On Demand Webinar
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Infection Control Exam (ICE) Prep and Review for Dental Assistants - On Demand Webinar

Infection Control, DANB or state Certification, for Dental Assistants is mandatory in many states.  The PLS ICE review and prep kit  provides a blueprint for DANB exam readiness and is comprehensive!  It includes a recorded lecture, power point, downloadable handouts and practice questions.   The instructor is certified in Bloodborne Pathogens and a Dental Hygiene Educator with extensive lecture and practical experience. This review course is NOT the DANB exam.   

This course was evaluated by participants in the live webinar.  Here is the overall scoring.  See product reviews for responses from those who gave us permission to publish their comments.

This on-demand content is available for a fourteen-day subscription from the date of purchase. If additional time is needed you may re-purchase an additional fourteen days. To receive CE credit you must complete the course as determined by the time you are actively viewing the video and successfully passing a quiz.

After purchase you will be sent instructions on how to access content on Panopto our video hosting service. Check your spam folder if you do not receive it within an hour. Please note, sharing this On-Demand content is prohibited.

Original date: 2/25/2020
Expiry date: 2/25/2023

  • $79.00
    • Course Number
  • Date
    On demand
  • Day
    On Demand
  • Region
  • Target Audience
    Dental Assistants

What’s included in the Kit?

  1. A personal unique link will be emailed to you when you register on line.  
  2. It is a 3.5 hour infection control prep and review.
  3. Unlimited viewing and full control to replay any parts of the webinar ends two weeks from the date of purchase.
  4. Print out the handouts attached to your course confirmation. The handout follows webinar.  Use the ICE Work Sheet, and take practice exam.
  5. If you need assistance after the course to review the exam, please contact to schedule a Zoom meeting with the instructor.

What will the Dental Assistant Learn from the Course?

This comprehensive review for dental assistants serves to familiarize them with the requirements for the Dental Assisting National Board's Infection Control Examination (ICE).  The course provides insight into recommendations for healthcare workers to implement and maintain a safe and healthy work environment for patients and providers in the dental setting.  Topics presented will address critical information and current practices for all dental assistants (or auxiliary personnel) required by many states.  

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this program participants will:

  • Identify regulations required by OSHA.
  • Implement the current CDC and ADA infection control guidelines into a dental setting.
  • Describe the modes of disease transmission, infectious disease and their relationship to patients and providers.
  • Identify risk factors involved when working with bloodborne pathogens.
  • Recognize potential risk factors and discuss prevention of HAV, HBV, HCV, HIV, and TB. 
  • List the components and proper selection of Personal Protective Equipment necessary for Standard Precautions.
  • Identify steps necessary to achieve proficient hand hygiene.
  • Choose an effective way to implement work practice and engineering controls.
  • List the proper steps for reporting and recording exposure to bloodborne pathogens and needle stick injuries by following a post exposure control plan protocol.
  • Identify proper and effective use of surface disinfectants and barriers.
  • Implement steps recommended for effective pre-cleaning and sterilization of instruments.
  • Identify the benefits of biological spore testing.
  • Identify Hazards Communication Standards.

Course Instructor Qualifications

Cathie Collier, RDH, B. Ed, MSreceived her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene Education from the Fones School at the University of Bridgeport, where she later served as DH Clinical Coordinator. Her recent accomplishment earned her a master’s degree in health and Healing. As a national lecturer, she provides training in Occupational Health and Safety, Infection Control, HIPAA Regulations, CPR and Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office.

Ms. Collier is a Dental Hygiene clinical instructor at Goodwin College. She also serves on faculty at the Emergency Care Institute at Bridgeport Hospital and is a member of the PLS Advisory Board. 

What Technology is Needed?

Connect through your PC, laptop or tablet. Smart Phones will not provide the optimal experience. 

Is there any Additional Information?

You must register with DANB to take the ICE exam. DANB will send you a confirmation and instructions to schedule your exam. Here is the contact for the testing center -  You have 60 days from the date of your application to schedule the exam with Pearson-Vue testing Center. Beyond 60 days voids your application and payment.

For questions about the exam, go to or call 800-367-3262

NEW change in CT (Substitute Senate Bill No. 807, Public Act No. 19-5619 of 24)  Infection  control  competency  assessment  administered  by  a  dental education  program  in  CT that  is  accredited  by  the  ADA,  Commission  on  Dental  Accreditation,  except  as provided  in  subdivision  (2)  of  this  subsection,  (B)  a  dental  assistant may receive not more than fifteen months of on-the-job training by a licensed dentist for purposes of preparing the dental assistant for the [Dental  Assisting  National  Board's] infection control examination OR infection  control  competency  assessment,   (

Disclosure: The speaker has no conflicts of interest to disclose

Disclaimer: Per ADACERP guidelines, participants must be aware that there may be potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into practice when they have not received supervised clinical experience or demonstrate competency in infection control. This course is strictly a guide to prepare for the DANB ICE exam and does not guarantee results.

CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS) CT
PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/1/2021 – 12/2025). 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 state or provincial Boards of Dentistry.  Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

PLS is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc (1/1-12/31/22).