Infection Control Practices for Dental Assistants: A Preparation Guide for the DANB ICE exam (Friday Morning, March 8, 2019)

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  • $139.00

A comprehensive review for dental assistants to aid in the preparation for the DANB ICE Exam.  This is not the exam. See DANB information below for assistants.

This course also complies with CT mandate for dentists and hygienist and awards 5 CEUs.  
CDA, COA, CPFDA, CRFDA, COMSA, and CDPMA are required by DANB and the state of CT to be OSHA and Infection Control certified.

* NOTE: PLS does not claim that taking this review class will guarantee the candidate will successfully pass the exam. Extensive additional study may be required and is strongly recommended

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  • CEUs
  • Date
    March 8, 2019
  • Day
    Friday Morning
  • Time
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm (8:15 attendance sign in; continental breakfast provided)
  • Location
    Schein Dental Center
    Harvest Business Park
    101 N. Plains Industrial Road - Building 3 - Unit D
  • City
    Wallingford, CT
  • Region
    Central Connecticut
  • Target Audience
    Dental Assistants
  • Teaching Method
  • Course Materials
    PLS confirmation and handouts- bring to class
  • Course Number
This comprehensive review for dental assistants serves to familiarize participants with the requirements for the Dental Assisting National Board's Infection Control Examination (ICE).*

An interactive 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.  The course includes test taking tips and practice.

*PLS  does not claim that taking this review class will guarantee the  candidate will successfully pass the exam. Extensive additional study  may be required and is strongly recommended.

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


DANB:  In  May 2016, Connecticut’s governor signed a bill (HB05337)  establishing a  requirement that, beginning July 1, 2018, all dental  assistants and  Expanded Function Dental Assistants must provide records demonstrating  successful performance on DANB’s Infection Control (ICE) exam. Compliance deadline is April 1, 2019.

Please  note that DANB’s Infection Control (ICE)  exam became a  component of  the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification on June  1, 1993. The  ICE exam became a component of the  Certified Orthodontic  Assistant (COA) certification on June 1, 1994.  Dental assistants who  earned CDA  certification before June 1, 1993 or who earned COA certification  before June 1, 1994 and who have not  subsequently taken  the CDA, COA  or ICE exam after these dates will be  required to take the  ICE exam  prior to April 1, 2019.

       The Dental Assistant must apply to to schedule the ICE exam. The approval expires 60 days from the date of application.To apply for the Dental Assisting National Board to ICE exam, go to

Meals and course materials: continental breakfast and included. Reading materials are emailed to course participants (email provided at registration) upon confirmation.

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.

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 Masters 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. She has assisted numerous dental practices throughout New England with program recommendation and practice compliance. Cathie is a clinical instructor at Lincoln College of Dental Hygiene and also serves on faculty at the Emergency Care Institute at Bridgeport Hospital and on the PLS Advisory Board.

Cathie presents continuing education courses to dental offices and study clubs through Professional Learning Services.  For  information, contact Joyce Turcotte RDH, M.Ed.,
Disclosure: The speaker has nothing to disclose

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