Package Description

In the ever-evolving field of dentistry, it’s essential to learn from past mistakes and constantly strive for improvement. This course is designed to help dental professionals gain valuable insights and practical strategies to enhance safety protocols and ensure the well-being of both patients and staff. Throughout this course we will delve into real life case studies of documented outbreaks and explore common pitfalls encountered in dental clinics, understanding the importance of learning from these experiences.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Analyze past examples of documented outbreaks that have occurred in dental clinics and develop an understanding of the root cause behind them.
  2. Explore industry best practice, evidence-based strategies, regulatory compliance, and ongoing monitoring for creating a culture of safety within your dental clinic.
  3. Identify techniques for promoting open dialogue, reporting near misses, and implementing corrective action.


  • 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: 1.0
Educational Method: Self-instructional (self-study)
Location: Online
Publication Date: May 2024 
Expiration Date: May 31, 2027


Sarah Stream, MPH, CDIPC, CDA, FADAA

Sarah Stream, MPH, CDIPC, CDA, FADAA, a seasoned Infection Preventionist and Dental Infection Control Specialist beginning her dental career in 2007. She is a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and Certified Dental Infection Prevention and Control (CDIPC). She holds a master's degree in Public Health with a focus on Emergency Planning. Sarah, a Fellow of the American Dental Assistants Association, actively promotes dental education, compliance, and public health support, offering relevant continuing education courses to dental professionals. Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

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