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Infection Control and the California Dental Practice Act

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April 05, 2014
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco

Event Category: Continuing Education

Infection Control ­
Eve Cuny, BA, MS
This two-hour course provides the dental team with the latest information on infection control and meets the Dental Board of California's re-licensure requirements for two units of continuing education in infection control.  

You Will Learn 

Current recommendations for control of dental unit waterline contamination Precautions for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and other infectious diseases  The requirements of the California Dental Practice Act's minimum standards for infection control Examples of how the requirements can be incorporated into every day clinical practice

California Dental Practice Act
Bruce Peltier, PhD, MBA

This course is a review of the essential elements of the California Dental Practice Act.
You Will Learn  The Dental Practice Act: What it is and where to find it?  Acts in violation of the Dental Practice Act   Laws governing the prescribing of drugs  Keeping or losing your license (citations, fines, revocation, suspension) License renewal regulations and procedures  How dentists and auxiliaries get into "trouble" Advertising in dentistry  Child abuse, elder abuse and domestic violence reporting  Termination of care and patient abandonment Substance abuse and diversion

Who Should Attend

The Dental Board of California requires that all dentists, registered dental hygienists and registered dental assistants take two units of dental law and infection control every two years in order to renew their licenses.

Tuition: $125 (includes continental breakfast)
Program: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Check-in: 8:30 am 
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco
Credits: This activity is designated for 4 units of continuing education credit.


Eve Cuny, BA, MS, is director of environmental health and safety and associate professor at Pacific. She is a nationally recognized expert in infection control in dentistry, publishing and lecturing throughout North America. She served on the working group that developed the 2003 CDC Infection Control Guidelines for Dentistry, and was recently appointed to the National Occupational Research Council.

Bruce Peltier, PhD, MBA, is professor of psychology and ethics at Pacific where he directs the biomedical ethics program. A graduate of  West Point, he has a PhD in counseling from Wayne State University and has received training at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and Loyola University of Chicago. He is author of The Psychology of Executive Coaching and the hypnosis CD, Relieving Dental Anxiety.