An A-Z Of Antimicrobial Prescribing For Oral Infections & Principles Of Infection Control (10/10/19)


Infection control and decontamination is central to running a CQC compliant practice. Guidelines and regulations on managing every aspect of dentistry are constantly being revised. So it can difficult to keep up to date and digest what is new and relevant to your practice. This course is designed to highlight and explain new issues in infection control and decontamination and how you might implement new guidance into your practice’s infection control policy.

Learning objectives:

This full day course will be split into two sections the morning session will cover an update on the principles and management of infection control and prevention in primary care and is suitable for the whole dental team

The afternoon session will review antimicrobial stewardship highlighting the worldwide problem of antimicrobial resistance and the role of the dental team in responsible and appropriate antimicrobial prescribing.  The Health and Social care Act Code of Practice 2015 has made antimicrobial stewardship in dental practice a requirement of CQC registration. In order to achieve this requirement dental practitioners are encouraged to diagnose the clinical cause of the oral bacterial infections and provide definitive local treatment when appropriate and only consider the use of antibiotics in line with published guidance. The course will cover auditing of antimicrobial use in dental practice, and the antimicrobial treatment of common oral bacterial, viral and fungal infections.

  • Appreciate which micro-organisms which may potentially be transferred through dental procedures.
  • Be able to implement clinical infection control protocols in General Dental Practice.
  • Understand the need for antimicrobial stewardship and audit in dental practice.
  • Be able to recognise the symptoms & understand the tests used to diagnose common oral and peri-oral infections.
  • Be able to treat and manage common oral and peri-oral bacterial, fungal & viral infections & understand their overall clinical management.

Registration is at 09:15 and the course starts at 09:30. Expected finish time is 16:30pm.

The course takes place at LonDEC. Please see

Course includes course notes, refreshments & light lunch. Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance from LonDEC, Kings College London Dental Institute and be awarded with 6 hours of verifiable CPD.


Dr. Caroline Pankhurst BSc PhD BDS MSC MRCPath (Specialist in Oral Microbiology


Dr Caroline Pankhurst is a dentist and Specialist in Oral Microbiology and has published extensively in the fields of oral medicine, oral microbiology, and dental unit waterlines including two books on infection control namely “Control of Infection Guidelines for General Dental Practice” & “Basic Guide to Prevention and Infection Control in Dentistry” the second edition to be published in early 2017. She is actively involved in postgraduate dental education in the UK and was a finalist in the e- Learning Awards 2012.

Caroline was on the Editorial Boards of “Primary Dental Care” & BMC Oral Health, and has served two terms on the SAC in Medical Microbiology, Royal College of Pathologists. She was President of BDA Metropolitan Branch in 2006 and is currently an elected member on the BDA Central Committee for Dental Academic Staff & Council member of the BDA Metropolitan Branch; and is a Trustee of the medical charity the Fungal Infection Trust.

Course Properties

Course Date 10-10-2019 9:00 am
Course End Date 10-10-2019 4:30 pm
Registration Start Date 22-10-2018
Capacity 40
Cut off date 10-10-2019
Individual Price £149.00
Location LonDEC
We are no longer accepting registration for this course
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