Infection Control: Have There Been Any Major Changes with the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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CE Hours: 2.0

Description: The dental profession was dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the economic toll on the practice of dentistry, the trust of the public in the infection control practices in dental offices gained tremendous importance. Universal precautions that have long been in use in dentistry have been successful in keeping the rate of positivity among dental personnel and their patients very low. This presentation will review key parameters of infection control in the dental office, with emphasis on current guidelines related to the pandemic.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss the evidence for transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2 in the dental office
  • Describe the current national guidelines for infection control in the dental office
  • Discuss current best practice recommendations for the Endodontics community

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9 Questions
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5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
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2.00 CE credits  |  Certificate available
2.00 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Ashraf F. Fouad, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Fouad obtained his DDS and MS in Endodontics from the University of Iowa. He served as a faculty member at the University of Connecticut, University of Maryland and University of North Carolina. He is currently Chair and Advanced Program Director at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has published over 100 manuscripts, has served as a Director and Past President on the American Board of Endodontics, and has received the Distinguished Scientist award from the Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group of IADR.

Speaker Disclosure

I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation