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Basic and advanced up-to-date infection control knowledge is imperative to best dental practice. This module has a primary focus on protocols and current developments in infection control in the practice of dentistry and the responsibilities of dental practitioners and their clinical support staff. It includes developments that have been driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, including transmission-based precautions.
Delivery Method: Pre-recorded lectures, supplemented by a 90 minute live Q&A session
Date & Time:
CPD hours: 6.5
Presenter: Emeritus Prof Laurie Walsh AO
Emeritus Prof Laurie Walsh AO is a specialist in special needs dentistry. He is based at the University of Queensland, where has worked for 36 years, and continues to contribute to special needs dentistry postgraduate training. He leads the research group in clinical microbiology and advanced technologies, and has authored over 200 publications on microbiology and 75 on infection control over 35 years. He is the current chair of the ADA Infection Control Committee for 2021, and has been on the iCC for over 20 years, including serving as the editor of the ADA Guidelines for Infection Control since 2010. Laurie advises a range of government agencies on infection control issues and undertakes audits for regulators. He has been lecturing and examining in Microbiology for the College since 1999.
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