Essential CPD for the dental team

Monday 18 June 2012

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

The aims of the course are to discuss:
* radiation physics
* risks of ionising radiation
* radiation dose in dental radiography
* factors affecting the dose in dental radiography
* principles of radiation protection
* statutory requirements
* quality assurance
* selection criteria

This meeting also aims to:
* implement 'Standard Precautions' for cross infection prevention and control
* provide an understanding of the regulatory framework and practical aspects of instrument decontamination and the use of sterilizers

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:
* understand the methods of dose reduction
* recognise practical methods of achieving minimum dose delivery
* understand the current legal aspects to IR(ME)R and become familiar with relative selection criteria
* be familiar with the latest technology including digital radiography and cone beam CT scanning
* understand quality assurance

By the end of the meeting, delegates will have the knowledge of:
* current legislation in relation to prevention and cross infection control in the dental surgery
* hand hygiene and effective use of personal protective equipment
* safe use of sharps and management of sharps injuries
* prevention of biofilm formation in dental waterlines
5. Implementation of clinical and hazardous waste regulations
* Impact of vCJD and emerging pathogens of infection control in the dental surgery
* understand the regulatory framework (HTM 01-05) and practical aspects of instrument decontamination and the use of sterilizers
* the roles and responsibilities of members of the dental team in infection control and decontamination
* design of decontamination rooms

6.00 pm

Registration followed by tea and coffee

6.30 pm

Dr Jimmy Makdissi, Consultant in Dental & Maxillofacial Radiology, Barts and the London

7.30 pm

Comfort break

7.35 pm

Infection control
Dr Caroline Pankhurst, Freelance infection control consultant to NHS Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham

8.35 pm

Completion of evaluation forms and close of meeting

CPD (applied for): 2 points

Meeting ref: ODC07

CPD (Applied for)

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