Infection Control in the Era of COVID-19

Fri Jul 15 2022 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Your Office of Home Computer | Dallas

Texas A&M College of Dentistry
Publisher/HostTexas A&M College of Dentistry
Infection Control in the Era of COVID-19
Learn about infection control and the impact of the pandemic
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Infection Control in the Era of COVID-19

Friday, July 15, 2022- Register first and then a second link will be sent to register to receive the zoom link 5 days prior to the course date. This is a live program.

Course Summary:

The cluster of severe pneumonia cases caused by a novel coronavirus first reported in Wuhan, China in December of 2019 has now circled the globe. To date millions of cases have been reported and the number of cases in the USA as well as worldwide are increasing at an alarming rate. The cause of these infections was shortly identified as a novel of coronavirus similar to the SARS coronavirus that emerged in 2003. Although similar to SARS this new virus has been identified as a novel, never reported virus now called SARS-CoV-2. This virus causes a severe acute respiratory syndrome in some patients and this disease has been named COVID-19 (coronavirus disease-2019). Unfortunately, this virus is capable of very efficient person-to-person transmission and was declared a pandemic by March of 2020. The alarming spread of this infection in the USA has had a dramatic adverse impact on dental practice. This program will provide dental providers with the latest information on the epidemiology, testing, treatment and management of COVID-19. The latest COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination strategies will be discussed. Additionally, this program will provide dental providers with the latest information on the management of COVID-19 in the dental office. Paramount to controlling this pandemic are the principles of respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette and enhancements in respiratory protection that may need to be implemented. Emphasis will be placed on compliance issues and how a practical, cost effective “safe workplace” can be achieved.

Meet the Speaker: Louis DePaola

Louis G. DePaola, DDS, MS, FAAOM, FACD Dr. DePaola is the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs and Professor, Department of Oncology & Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore. He received his DDS in 1975, completed a master’s degree in Oral Biology; is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine and the American College of Dentists; and has a Certificate in Prosthodontics.

He is the Director for dental training for the Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center and served as a member of the ADA Council of Scientific Affairs

from 2002-2005. From 1998 to 2002 Dr. DePaola served at the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research, Division of Extramural Research of the National Institutes of Health to help develop dental treatment guidelines for patients with HIV/AIDS and infection control practices to protect both patients and practitioners from the transmission of infectious diseases in the dental office.

Course Topics & Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the routes of transmission of infectious diseases and how to break the chain of infection.

2. Know the updated recommendations for Standard Precautions.

3. Learn the principles of respiratory etiquette to reduce the impact of respiratory diseases.

4. Understand the how COVID-19 is transmitted.

5. Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

6. Understand the latest information on the transmission, testing and management of COVID-19.

7. Discuss COVID-19 vaccination.

Course information: Date: Friday, July 15, 2022 Registration here online and zoom link to follow.

Credit: 2.0 hours lecture  online and live zoom, $69.00, All dental professionals

AGD Codes: 

Texas A&M University College of Dentistry, Office of Continuing Education is a member of ACDE (Association of Continuing Dental Education).

ACDE brings together individuals who represent college and university based continuing dental education programs associated with accredited dental schools in Canada and the United States.

ACDE and its members' goal is to serve you, the dental professional, in delivering high quality, evidence-based continuing dental education programs to meet your educational needs.

The ACDE and 31 of its member schools are jointly providing a series of live webinars featuring university-based leaders and educators.

Each lecture is hosted by a different school! Texas A&M University, College of Dentistry will provide the CE and verification of participation for all who register to attend.

See below for a list of all Universities involved.

A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health

A.T. Still University Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

Dalhousie University

Dental College of GA at Augusta University

Marquette University School of Dentistry

McGill University

Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine - Arizona

Ohio State University College of Dentistry

Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Texas A&M University

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

University at Buffalo, Continuing Dental Education

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry

University of British Columbia Continuing Dental Education

University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry

University of Detroit Mercy Dental

University of Florida Continuing Dental Education

University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

University of Louisville School of Dentistry

University of Maryland School of Dentistry

University of Michigan

University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry

University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

University of Texas Health School of Dentistry at Houston

University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry, Continuing Dental Education

University of Washington

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the schools listed here.

TAMCD Office of CE Registration Information, Certifications & Cancellation/Refund policy: Texas  A&M University College of Dentistry is an  ADA CERP Recognized Provider.           

QUESTIONS: Please feel free to call us at 1-214-828-8238. For quicker response please email your questions through the online registration website. 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE  provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at Continuing education credits issued for  participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all  states/provinces. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the  requirements of his/her state/provincial licensing board(s). CONFIRMATIONS:  Will be sent by e-mail to the official email address provided by the attendee to the registration website. Exact email is necessary REGISTRATION CANCELLATION: Tuition is refundable if a course is canceled by  the Office of CE. A $50 fee will be assessed for any course  cancellation.  All payments by check or cash are deposited into the Texas A&M account  and CANNOT be refunded.  “No Shows” for a course  forfeit all tuition. Confirm notification of cancellation by e-mail. The CE Office cannot be held responsible for a  non-refundable airline ticket.

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