November 3, 2022
Presented at the Three Rivers Dental Conference at Nemacolin Woodlands

Infection Control for the Dental Professional

2 Credit Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • An accessible copy of the regulatory text of this standard and an explanation of its contents
  • A general explanation of the epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne diseases
  • An explanation of the modes of transmission of bloodborne pathogens
  • An explanation of the employer’s exposure control plan and the means by which the employee can obtain a copy of the written plan
  • An explanation of the appropriate methods for recognizing tasks and other activities that may involve exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials
  • An explanation of the use and limitations of methods that will prevent or reduce exposure including appropriate engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment
  • Information on the types, proper use, location, removal, handling, decontamination and disposal of personal protective equipment
  • An explanation of the basis for selection of personal protective equipment
  • Information on the hepatitis B vaccine, including information on its efficacy, safety, method of administration, the benefits of being vaccinated, and that the vaccine and vaccination will be offered free of charge
  • Information on the appropriate actions to take and persons to contact in an emergency involving blood or other potentially infectious materials
  • An explanation of the procedure to follow if an exposure incident occurs, including the method of reporting the incident and the medical follow-up that will be made available
  • Information on the post-exposure evaluation and follow-up that the employer is required to provide for the employee following an exposure incident;
  • An explanation of the signs and labels and/or color coding required by paragraph (g)(1)
  • An opportunity for interactive questions and answers with the person conducting the training session

Infection Control:

  • CDC requirements
  • Hand washing
  • Decontamination
  • Sterilization methods
  • Spore testing requirements
  • Plan development and training requirements


Matthew Spady, HEM, CHPSE
CLYM Environmental Services, LLC

Greater Pittsburgh area of operations.  In addition, he has recently completed the requirements for the prestigious Certified Healthcare Environmental Manager professional designation (HEM), and the Certified HIPAA Privacy Security Expert designation (CHPSE). Mr. Spady is also pioneering plastics recycling in the dental world, to achieve a less then 10 percent waste accumulation for participating offices. Clym environmental recently achieved accreditation though NAID for secure document destruction, and is not AAA certified.

Dental Society of Western PA is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider Approved by Pennsylvania Dental Association.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Dental Society of Western PA designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits.