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Infection Control and the California Dental Practice Act

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January 25, 2014
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco

Event Category: Continuing Education

This fast-paced course provides the dental team with the latest information on dental infection control, in addition to reviewing the essential elements of the California Dental Practice Act.

Infection Control 
Eve Cuny, BA, MS
This two-hour course provides the dental team with the latest information on infection control and meets the Dental Board of California's re-licensure requirements for two units of continuing education in infection control.

You Will Learn

  • Current recommendations for control of dental unit waterline contamination
  • Precautions for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and other infectious diseases
  • The requirements of the California Dental Practice Act minimum standards for infection control
  • Examples of how the requirements can be incorporated into every day clinical practice

California Dental Practice Act
Bruce Peltier, PhD, MBA  
This course is a review of the essential elements of the California Dental Practice Act.

You Will Learn

  • The Dental Practice Act: What it is and where to find it?
  • Acts in violation of the Dental Practice Act
  • Laws governing the prescribing of drugs
  • Keeping or losing your license (citations, fines, revocation, suspension)
  • License renewal regulations and procedures
  • How dentists and auxiliaries get into "trouble"
  • Advertising in dentistry
  • Child abuse, elder abuse and domestic violence reporting
  • Termination of care and patient abandonment
  • Substance abuse and diversion

Who Should Attend

The Dental Board of California now requires that all dentists, registered dental hygienists and registered dental assistants take two units of dental law and infection control every two years in order to renew their licenses.

Tuition: $125 (includes continental breakfast)
Program: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Check-in: 8:30 am
Credits: This activity is designated for 4 continuing education credits.

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Faculty

Eve Cuny, BA, MS, is director of environmental health and safety and associate professor at Pacific. She is a nationally recognized expert in infection control in dentistry, publishing and lecturing throughout North America. She was a member of the working group that developed the 2003 CDC Infection Control Guidelines for Dentistry, and was recently appoionted to the National Occupational Research Council.

Bruce Peltier, PhD, MBA, is professor of psychology and ethics at Pacific where he directs the biomedical ethics program. A graduate of  West Point, he has a PhD in counseling from Wayne State University and has received training at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and Loyola University of Chicago. He is author of The Psychology of Executive Coaching and the hypnosis CD, Relieving Dental Anxiety.

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP recognized provider. 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. University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits.