Program SummaryAs dental licensing bodies require more stringent application of infection prevention practices, patients are becoming increasingly aware of the risks of infectious disease transmission as well as safety issues inherent in receiving dental treatment. As a result, dental offices must be able to apply increasingly complex policies and practice guidelines in order to promote a safe and professional treatment environment that not only complies with regulatory bodies but inspires patient confidence. In order to accomplish this, dental practitioners should be actively involved in the on-going education and training of both themselves and their staff with regards to Infection Prevention and Control best practice.This course will present core concepts based on evidence-based best practices that are the keys to the development of any dental infection prevention and control program. These concepts will be presented in such a way that they can then in turn be used as tools by participants in order to critically assess their own dental practices with respect to best practices in infection prevention and control.Course ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, participants should be able to assess their dental practices with respect to the following core infection and prevention, and control requirements.● Patient risk assessment● Personnel safety; vaccination, work exclusion, needle stick injury follow up● Hand hygiene● Use of personal protective equipment● Single use items● Cleaning, sterilization and disinfection● Dental water and suction linesA questionnaire will be sent to each participant prior to the course in order to allow more focus on specific issues based on the responses received.
Ms Somerville began her career as a medical technologist in Clinical Microbiology at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and later went on to obtain a BSc in Cell and Molecular Biology (Concordia University) and a Master’s degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology from McGill University.
She resumed her career as a McGill researcher focusing on the epidemiology of respiratory diseases and on laboratory biosafety and was instrumental in the commissioning of the biosafety level 3 containment facility used for Tuberculosis research at the MUHC. In 2003 MS. Somerville joined the Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) department at the Royal Victoria Hospital where she held the dossiers for diverse inpatient and outpatient clinics, units and services. She has been the coordinator of McGill Faculty of Dentistry’s undergraduate and residency infection control program since 2009.
We are a short street corner away from the McGill Metro Station (exit McGill College Avenue). Parking is available in our building on a first-come-first-served basis. Cost is currently $6 evenings and weekends. The parking entrance is at the corner of Victoria and President Kennedy streets.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 8:00 AM - 12:30 PMEastern Time Zone
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Faculty of Dentistry2001 McGill College Ave.Room 102Montreal, Quebec H3A 1G1Canada514-398-4314
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