Package Description

Today’s orthodontic teams are challenged to manage high patient volumes, inflation, and staffing shortages while maintaining best practices for compliance with CDC infection control and patient safety guidelines. This webinar will walk you through how to implement systems within the instrument reprocessing area to help your practice run more efficiently while making your practice's daily infection control tasks more manageable. We will review reprocessing and storing instruments, organization within the sterilization and clinical areas, and of course – staying compliant with CDC guidelines.  We will discuss tips and tricks to help make instrument reprocessing safe, fun, and effective for the orthodontic team.

Learning objectives:

  1. Establish systems in your practice to ensure you are following CDC guidelines
  2. Integrate care and maintenance protocols for protecting your instruments through the rigors of reprocessing
  3. Evaluate your current organization and storage for increased clinical efficiency
  4. Limit reprocessing challenges frequently seen in an Orthodontic practice


  • Members & Non-Members: Free

Continuing Education


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CE Credits: 1
Educational Method: Lecture, Recorded, Self-instructional (self-study)
Location: Online
Publication Date: August 2023
Expiration Date: August 31, 2026


Andrea Cook

Andrea Cooks “clinical pearls” are polished from 20 years experience as a chair side assistant with outstanding orthodontic practices.  She works as a clinical consultant and trainer for premier orthodontic offices across the country.  Her years of experience include working in single, double, and multi doctor practices.  She has extensive experience as clinical coordinator for a multi doctor practice seeing over 120 patients per day.   Andrea’s expertise provides her unique insight to solutions for the multitude of challenges faced everyday by orthodontic clinical teams.

Disclosures: Consultant - Andrea Cook Consulting

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