Infection Control in the Era of COVID-19


Short Course: 5 Credits for CE/CPD ~ California Board of Dental Examiners (CBDE), ADA CERP, or AGD PACE (AGD Code 148) (PRD 5/26/20, EXP 5/25/23)

Courses are appropriate for:  General Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Endodontists, Geriatric Dental Specialists, Dental Implant Surgeons, Prosthodontists, Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists

Infection Control in the Era of COVID19 (COVID19-4) Topics Include: Epidemiology, Transmission, Prevention, Treatment, and more. This course is strictly DOWNLOAD ONLY.  Do not complete testing prior to the end of your chosen date period or your dates will be adjusted to the day testing was completed.

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Instructor Bio

Dr. Louis G. DePaola, DMD, MS

Dr. DePaola is the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs and Professor, Department of Oncology & Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore. He received his DDS in 1975, completed a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology, is a Diplomate of the American rd of Oral Medicine and the American College of Dentists; and has a Certificate in Prosthodontics. He is the Director for dental training for the Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center and served as a member of the ADA Council of Scientific Affairs from 2002-2005. From 1998 to 2002 Dr. DePaola served at the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research, Division of Extramural Research of the National Institutes of Health to help develop dental treatment guidelines for patients with HIV/AIDS and infection control practices to protect both patients and practitioners from the transmission of infectious diseases in the dental office. Dr. DePaola serves as the dental and infection control consultant for the Commonwealth of PPennsylvania and the State of Maryland Department of Corrections. In 2015, Governor Hogan appointed him to the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners. Well known on the lecture circuit, he has presented at most major national meetings as well as numerous international organizations. Active in research, he has authored and co-authored of over 130 journal articles, book chapters, and abstracts and serves as a consultant to the American Dental Association and numerous other professional groups and private industry. Over the past 20 years, he has been awarded over 75 research and service grants, many in the field of antiplaque chemotherapeutic agents, HIV/AIDS, management of medically compromised dental patients, rapid salivary diagnostic testing, dental unit waterlines and infection control.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None reported


Epidemiology of COVID-19 & Transmission of COVID-19

Prevention/treatment of COVID-19 & Principles of respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette

Respiratory infection control recommendations for COVID-19

COVID-19 mitigation strategies & American Dental Association, OSHA and CDC

Course Objectives

  1. Discuss the routes of transmission of infectious diseases and how to break the chain of infection in the era of COVID-19.
  2. Know the updated recommendations for Standard Precautions in the era of COVID-19 and the principles of respiratory etiquette to reduce the impact of respiratory diseases.
  3. Explain the principles of respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette to reduce the impact of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases in the dental office.
  4. Understand the how COVID-19 is transmitted
  5. Learn the epidemiology of COVID-19 in the USA and in the world.
  6. Identify the signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
  7. Understand the latest information on the transmission, testing and management of COVID-19 as known on May 9, 2020.


American Seminar Institute is an approved provider of ADA-CERP, AGD-PACE and the California Board of Dental Examiners.

Produced: 5/26/2020      Expires for ADA/AGD Credit: 5/25/2023


Additional Information

Additional Dental Continuing Education (CE/CPD) options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Oral and Maxiollofacial SurgeryModern RestorationsHead and Neck Cancer and Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorder

For up-coming courses, please visit: Dental Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses that are soon to be released.