Dental Safety in the Shadow of COVID-19Date(s)
Nancy Dewhirst RDH, BS
Credits: 2 Lecture Hours
Tuesday, March 2nd: 7:00 pm - 9:00pm CST
Audience: Dentist, Dental Assistants, Office Staff
This course will make sense of the many safety recommendations for dentistry considering the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The addition of respiratory protection to standard precautions will be explained in the context of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other guidelines as well as Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. Options and strategies will be presented, and an extensive question-and-answer segment will address participants’ concerns.
- Recognize and manage bloodborne, contact, droplet and airborne diseases.
- Identify best practices for providing dental care while considering COVID-19.
- Make sense of evolving recommendations as applied to changing infection risk.
Nancy Dewhirst, RDH, BS, graduated from the University of Southern California, practiced dental hygiene for 20 years and is adjunct dental hygiene faculty at West Coast University. Dewhirst is consistently listed as one of the nation’s “Leaders in CE,” presents over 80 seminars a year, is featured at major U.S. and Canadian dental conferences, and is a member of the California Dental Association Speakers Bureau. She has had many articles published in dental peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to dental textbooks and guidance documents.