Vermont Dental Conference

Program 3 Current State of Infection Prevention and Safety Regulations in Dentistry

Mary Govoni CDA, RDH, MBA         1.5 CEUs/Clinical
Audience Code: D, H, A, O       

For the last 18 months infection prevention, patient and worker safety and regulatory information has changed frequently.  It has been confusing and frustrating to be sure. This program will cover the most current guidance from the CDC, OSHA, FDA, and other agencies. Topics will include respiratory protection and other PPE, treatment room disinfection, OSHA required documentation for COVID-19, dental unit waterline quality assessment and more.


Program Objectives:

  • Identify the most current guidance from CDC and OSHA, as well as the most current regulations from OSHA for respiratory protection and other PPE
  • Discuss managing PPE supplies and FDA Emergency Use Authorizations
  • Assess their practice or facility’s protocols for treatment room disinfection
  • Implement a protocol for maintaining dental unit water quality