Keep patients safe with ADA Practical Guide to Effective Infection Control

 image of the ADA Practical Guide to Effective Infection Control

The ADA Practical Guide to Effective Infection Control (P692) can help train dentists and staff on how to prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases in practices.

The 40-minute DVD features actual clinical procedures and shows staff how to perform infection control techniques correctly, safely and efficiently.

Together with the corresponding workbook, the DVD covers such topics as cleaning, disinfection and sterilization; the proper use of protective personal equipment; and contact dermatitis and latex allergy. New in this edition are infection control guidelines for radiographic procedures, an expanded section on the safe handling of needles and other sharps, and handwash and handrub instructional images.

The guide and DVD can be used in both individual and group settings and include continuing education credits.

To obtain a 15 percent discount on The ADA Practical Guide to Effective Infection Control, use promo code 14129 through July 31. To purchase, visit ADAcatalog.org or call 1-800-947-4746.

Registration open for Early Childhood Caries conference

Baltimore—The University of Maryland School of Dentistry is inviting dentists to its Early Childhood Caries conference Oct. 23-24.

With the theme, “Innovations in the Prevention and Treatment of Early Childhood Caries,” the conference will convene at the Turf Valley Resort and Convention Center in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Dr. Norman Tinanoff, director of the division of pediatric dentistry at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, will welcome participants to the 11-session meeting, which will be moderated by Dr. Amid Ismail, dean of the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University, Philadelphia.

Presenters will discuss evidence-based reviews that assess the potential of current and emerging approaches regarding early childhood caries prevalence, prevention, treatment and guidelines. Participants will receive 11 hours of continuing education credit.

Conference partners include the DentaQuest Foundation, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Visit www.dental.umaryland.edu/ECC_conference for information, conference registration and hotel accommodations.

A.T. Still University receives grant for new dental clinic

Kirksville, Mo.–A.T. Still University received a $1 million grant from The Missouri Foundation for Health to help with the design and construction of a 79,000-square-foot dental education and oral health clinic in St. Louis.

The clinic will be the primary clinical education site for dental students in ATSU’s Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health. The inaugural class of 42 students started at MOSDOH’s Kirksville, Missouri, campus on Oct. 1, 2013. They will transition to the newly completed clinic in June 2015 to complete their third and fourth academic years.

During their third and fourth years, dental students will work under faculty supervision to provide care and service to disadvantaged people in community-based clinics, including both the primary clinic in St. Louis and selected community health center clinics throughout Missouri.

The St. Louis clinic is expected to have up to 95 dental chairs and schedule more than 39,000 visits per year for people of all ages from the St. Louis metro area.

“MFH is pleased to partner with an organization like ATSU-MOSDOH, with its mission to address the oral health needs of the underserved in our state,” said Web Brown, MSW, MFH program director, oral health. “The new St. Louis dental education clinic is going to make a positive difference, increasing oral healthcare access for many who have nowhere else to go.”

Graduates of ATSU-MOSDOH will earn a doctor of dental medicine degree along with a certificate or master’s degree in public health.

Early Childhood Caries conference planned

Baltimore — The University of Maryland School of Dentistry is inviting dentists to its Early Childhood Caries conference Oct. 23-24.

With the theme, “Innovations in the Prevention and Treatment of Early Childhood Caries,” the conference will convene at the Turf Valley Resort and Convention Center in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Presenters will discuss evidence-based reviews that assess the potential of current and emerging approaches regarding early childhood caries prevalence, prevention, treatment and guidelines. Participants will receive 11 hours of continuing education credit.

Conference partners include the DentaQuest Foundation, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Register for the conference and hotel accommodations by Sept. 23 here.