Infection Control Is Not Optional


Full Course: 10 Credits for CE/CPD ~ California Board of Dental Examiners (CBDE), ADA CERP, or AGD PACE (AGD Code 148) (PRD 1/08/20, EXP 1/07/23)

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

Infection Control Is Not Optional (ICNO1) Topics Include:  Opioid Epidemic, Respiratory Diseases, Instument Prep, HPV, Protective Equipment, and more.

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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


Introduction to the Principles of Infection Control

Emerging and Respiratory Diseases

Antimicrobial Resistance

Personal Protective Equipment

Management of Occupational Exposures; Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

Procedure Specific Infection Control and Surface Disinfection

Biofilm; Bioaerosol, DUWLs

Cleaning, Packaging and Sterilization of Dental Instruments

Scope of Abuse and Neglect

Course Objectives

  1. Explain the routes of transmission of infectious diseases and how to break the chain of infection.
  2. Know the updated recommendations for Standard Precautions.
  3. Discuss the principles of respiratory etiquette to reduce the impact of colds and flu.
  4. Explain the importance of vaccination in the prevention of disease inclusive of human papilloma virus.
  5. Discuss the opioid epidemic and the role oral healthcare providers might play in stemming this epidemic.
  6. Know the principles of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of in the dental office. 
  7. Know what is new in the Infection Control Guidelines.
  8. Develop a practical and cost effective infection control methodology to safely treat patients infected with resistant and bloodborne diseases.
  9. Achieve a “safe workplace”.
  10. Comply with the most current CDC/OSHA recommendations.


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


California Board of Dental Examiners (CBDE)

American Seminar Institute is an approved provider for the California Board of Dental Examiners, License# 2068, Original Issuance Date:  01/27/88; Expiration Date:  01/31/20. Credits satisfy California Dental Education Requirements, as well as most State and Dental Academy requirements.


Because each individual agency/academy/state has specific requirements, it is necessary that you consult with the appropriate agency/academy/state regarding final approval of continuing education credits.

Produced: 1/08/2020      Expires for ADA/AGD Credit: 1/07/2023



Additional Information

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