COVID 19 & Preventing Cross Contamination In The Dental Practice (21/10/2020)

Review current knowledge basis on transmission of infections in dentistry including COVID-19 and how these infections can be managed using SCIPs and transmission precautions. Discuss the changes introduced following the COVID 19 pandemic on the use of PPE to manage AGP and non AGP dental procedures. Discuss best practice on waste management, ventilation, patient flows and cleaning in the dental surgery. Review current occupational health measures in dentistry  and the importance of occupational vaccines. Maintaining Antimicrobial stewardship and best prescribing principles during the COVID 19 pandemic.

GDC development outcomes: On completion you should understand how the pandemic can affect how you implement infection and decontamination measures in your practice, the appropriate responses and resources available to support you.


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 21-10-2020 9:30 am
Course End Date 21-10-2020 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date 15-09-2020
Capacity 25
Cut off date 20-10-2020 12:00 pm
Original Price £79.00
Discounted Price £69.00 (Until 14-10-2020 00:00)
Location Online Delivery
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