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Southern Arizona Dental Hygienists' Association

Course Title: Infectious Diseases: A CE Course Goes Viral

Abstract: This course walks through a historical survey of infectious diseases worldwide.  Speaker will discuss social norms from each decade as they contributed to the evolution and spread of infectious disease.  Case studies outlining infection control breaches in dental practices will be evaluated, and an ethical discussion of the responsibility of the dental provider to infection control practices will wrap up the course.  Course is appropriate for dentists, dental specialties, dental hygienists and dental assistants. Satisfies BODEX 3 CE units in Infection Control.

Course Objectives:

·      Review the history of infectious diseases

· Discuss the infectious disease process as it relates to dental health care workers

· Describe the immune system

· Discuss the infection control process during dental treatment

Earlier Event: March 15