What’s included in the Kit?
- A personal unique link will be emailed to you when you register on line.
- It is a 3.5 hour infection control prep and review.
- Unlimited viewing and full control to replay any parts of the webinar ends September 30, 2020
- Print out the handouts attached to your course confirmation. The handout follows webinar. Use the ICE Work Sheet, and take practice exam before September 24.
- Live question and answer webinar and practice exam review on September 24, 2020; 7:00 - 8:30 pm EST. The instructor will send you and email to join the question and answer live webinar.
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). A recorded presentation will provide 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 the State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health for infection control.
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, MS, received 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 - https://home.pearsonvue.com/Test-takers/A-to-Z-program-list.aspx 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 https://www.danb.org or call 800-367-3262