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Live Webinar: The daily fight to limit cross-infection in a dental office

Speaker(s): Dr. Barenghi Livia

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The daily fight to limit cross-infection in a dental office

Dr. Barenghi Livia

The daily fight to limit cross-infection in a dental office is neverending and can sometimes be very tiring. However, the battle against an outbreak is even worse. When it occurs, a dental team’s reputation collapses, mass media can fuel bad publicity,… View Article

The daily fight to limit cross-infection in a dental office is neverending and can sometimes be very tiring. However, the battle against an outbreak is even worse. When it occurs, a dental team’s reputation collapses, mass media can fuel bad publicity, lawyers come into play and insurance cover is uncertain. So, we can expect it to be a shock for our pockets whether it ends in or out of court.
Recently available reports on infection outbreaks caused by blood-borne viruses,1 nontuberculous mycobacteria contamination caught by kids from dental unit water, 2 as well as the so called peri-implantitis “Tsunami”,3,4 contribute in making infection prevention a priority in dental settings. At the same time, the choice to switch to cost-saving measures for infection prevention is also becoming a growing issue.
This CE accredited webinar, hosted by Livia Barenghi, will firstly review the background on patient and worker safety and then the current recommendations which have been released by the Centers for Disease Control (USA)5,6 and adapted for EU dental offices. According to the European Charter of Patients’ Rights (Right n°9), all European citizens have the right to safety, including against cross-infection.7 EU Directives and Regulations work towards guaranteeing this right.8

Upon completion of this webinar, the participants will be able to:
• Identify infection prevention regulations within the EU regulatory framework
• Understand main differences with C.D.C recommendations
• Apply top infection control activities for clinical contact surfaces9
• Apply top infection control activities for dental unit water quality
• Have an open conversation around common errors & lapses in the daily infection control measures.

1. Cleveland JL et al. Transmission of blood-borne pathogens in US dental health care settings: 2016 update. JADA 2016
2. Arduino M, Miller J, Shannon M. Safe water, safe dentistry, safe kids. OSAP 2017
3. Rams, T.E. et al. Antibiotic resistance in human peri-implantitis microbiota. Clinical Oral Implants Research 2013
4. Octavi Camps-Font et al. Postoperative Infections After Dental Implant Placement: Prevalence, Clinical Features, and Treatment. Implant Dentistry 2015
5. https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/disinfection/reuse-of-devices.html
6. https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/disinfection/updates.html update 17/02/2017
7. European Charter of Patients’ Rights, November 2002
8. https://osha.europa.eu/en/safety-and-health-legislation/european-guidelines
9. Barenghi L. Clean, disinfect and cover: top activities for clinical contact surface in dentistry. https://www.kerrdental.com/en-dk/resource-center/clean-disinfect-and-cover-top-activities-clinical-contactsurfaces-dentistry-dr

Tribune Group GmbH is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Tribune Group designates this activity for 1 continuing education credits.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Tribune Group GmbH and Dental Tribune International GmbH.

Release date: 12/12/2017
Expiration date: 12/12/2020


Dr. Barenghi Livia

Livia Barenghi is enthusiastic about patient safety, taking every opportunity to improve her own knowledge and dental teams on infection prevention in dentistry. She has over 20 years of experience working in dental offices, on the forefront as a dental assistant and in the management battlefield. She is a speaker, trainer, author and consultant, working with dental teams for over 10 years on infection prevention and safety according to USA C.D.C. Recommendations, Italian and EU regulatory framework. Seminars are based on current scientific information applied to efficacy, efficiency, and error awareness. She is a blogger on infection prevention (www. blog.dentaltrey.it/). She is a graduate of Biological Sciences and a Specialist in Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry. Other interests include stem cell research.
For details, see ORCID ID 0000000174935798.

Recent Papers
1. Implementation of Recent Infection Prevention Procedures Published by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Difficulties and Problems in Orthodontic Offices. Barenghi L, Barenghi A, Di Blasio A et al. Iran J Ortho. 2017, 13(1):e10201. http://orthodontics.pub/en/articles/10201.html
2. Orthodontic instruments and supplies: Are they semicritical or critical items? Barenghi L, Di Blasio A. Am J of Inf Cont 2017,45, 210-3. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0196655316309282
3. Pitfalls of cleaning controls in ultrasonic washers. Di Blasio A , Barenghi L. Am J of Inf Contr 2015, 43, 1372-81. http://www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553(15)00937-2/pdf
4. Stem Cells toward the Future: The Space Challenge. Bradamante S, Barenghi L, and Maier JAM. Life 2014, 4( 2), 267-280. http://www.mdpi.com/2075-1729/4/2/267/htm

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