Feb 23, 2024  
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DEN 108 - Infection Control in Dentistry

An overview of the infectious agents that the dental team is exposed to while working in the dental office setting.  Course focuses on the study of the rationale for practicing infection control as well as how to perform proper infection control procedures and apply those guidelines in their clinical laboratory setting.  Topics also include the regulatory agencies responsible for the protocol and the guidelines that they set.


Prerequisite- Corequisite
Corequisites:  DEN 101 Dental Hygiene I, DEN 103 Oral Anatomy & Physiology, DEN 109 Dental Ethics & Jurisprudence, BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I, ENG 110 College Writing I


Credits: 1
1 Class Hour
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the rationale for practicing disease prevention that is specific to dentistry.
  2. Describe and describe the role of the various recommending and regulatory agencies that affect the dental profession and its infection control practice.
  3. Describe the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
  4. Demonstrate competency in the use of infection control techniques that are required in the dental setting for both personal and patient safety.

Intended Learning Outcome:

Upon successful course completion, each student should have a comprehensive understanding of the rationale for practicing Infection Control in Dentistry.  Each student will also gain the training for implementing safe infection control practices in accordance with guidelines from OSHA, the CDC, and other agencies.  The student will learn to read an MSDS insert, understand the importance of a hazard communication program, and learn the infection control protocol for the BCC Dental Hygiene Clinic.