On March 20, 2020, the American Dental Association (ADA) teamed up with leading infection control experts from the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP) to provide the dental community with practical guidance and education as we navigate the challenges COVID-19 is presenting to our profession.
The complete webinar is available to watch and earn 1 free CE credit. Below, you will also find short clips from the discussion for quick answers to your questions.
Current Infection Control Protocols and Procedures
Personal Protective Equipment
Sanitizing Operatory Rooms and Equipment
Pre-Treatment Mouth Rinses and Daily Hygiene
Protecting Patients and Dental Staff
Eve Cuny, MS, is the Director of Environmental Health and Safety and Associate Professor at University of the Pacific, Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California where she is also Assistant Dean for Global Relations. Ms. Cuny is a member of the National Occupational Research Agenda Council, and has served as a reviewer and subject matter expert for CDC. She has worked in the area of dental infection prevention and patient safety for the past 30 years. Ms. Cuny is a member of the board of directors of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP).
Kathy Eklund, RDH MHP, is the Director of Occupational Health and Safety, and the Forsyth Research Subject and Patient Safety Advocate at The Forsyth Institute. She is adjunct faculty at Regis College, Dental Hygiene Program where she teaches senior level courses in Oral Health Research and Evidence-Based Decision Making. Ms. Eklund serves as faculty for the New England AIDS Education and Training Center and HIVdent.org and is the 2017-2019 Chair of the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) Board of Directors. She is also a consultant to the ADA Council on Dental Practice. Over the past 35 years, Ms. Eklund has published papers and contributed to several texts on infection control and safety. She is an author of the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings- 2003. She is also a consultant to the ADA Council on Dental Practice. Ms. Eklund has lectured nationally and internationally on these topics.
The ADA is committed to helping the dental community navigate this unprecedented crisis. Please visit ADA.org/virus for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 from the ADA.