Package Description

From the moment a patient enters the operatory we should be confident that the treatment area is clean and disinfected. Our patients rely on us to provide safe dental care which includes an operatory setting that controls the transmission of disease-causing pathogens. Proper use of appropriate cleaning products and procedures are vital to prevent cross-contamination. This webinar will walk you through the process of thorough dental environmental surface cleaning and disinfection before and after patient treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the role that dental environmental sources play in pathogen transmission.
  2. Discuss cleaning and disinfection strategies of patient care areas.
  3. Discuss EPA-registered cleaners and disinfectants


  • Members & Non-Members: Free

Continuing Education


OSAP 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.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

Please email the OSAP office at or call +1 (410) 571-0003 if you wish to be in contact with the course author/creator(s) with any questions or for clarification of course concepts or for technical assistance in completing the online test.

All participants assume individual responsibility for providing evidence of contact hours of continuing education to the appropriate authorities and for the maintenance of their individual records.

Learn more about OSAP’s CE Program & Provider Recognition.

CE Credits: 1.5
Educational Method: Lecture, Recorded, Self-instructional (self-study)
Location: Online
Publication Date: October 2023
Expiration Date: October 31, 2026


MaryAnne Ferree, RDH, BS, PHDHP, CDPIC

Maryanne Ferree of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania received her certificate in oral hygiene from the University of Pittsburgh School Of Dental Medicine in 1984. She holds a Bachelor of Science with a focus in dental hygiene education from the College of General Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and maintains a license as a Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner. She has over 35 years of clinical experience in private practice and public health settings. She is currently clinical faculty in the Department of Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry at her alma mater, focusing her clinical teaching on Advanced Periodontal Instrumentation. Along with her teaching responsibilities she is finishing her Public Health Master’s thesis on Infection Control in Dental Practices. 

Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

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