An update in Infection Control

30 January 2018


To provide the candidate with an outline of infection control risks, principles and practices in relation to infectious agents that may pose a hazard to staff or patient groups in special care dentistry

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the talk the attendees should:

- Be aware of the infection control risks and hazards to staff groups, patients and the public entering the dental environment with special reference to Hepatitis, HIV, MRSA, Legionella, TB (and other highly infectious respiratory pathogens), transmissible encephalopathies and newer emerging pathogens like Cabapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae/Organisms (CPE/CRO).

- Understand the main principles involved and differences between universal (standard) and special infectious risk procedures in special care dentistry

- Relate the practices and techniques of zoning, personal protection, barrier covering, transfer protocols, decontamination and sterilisation and clinical waste disposal procedures to the ethical and legal responsibilities on the dental team in relation to these pathogens


Speaker: Dr Chris Dickinson

Venue: The Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE

Time: 18:30 for 19:00 start - 21:00

Students: £5

DCPs: £10

Members: £15

Non members: £25


For more information and to book your place, contact FGDP(UK) here.