Package Description

This webinar will help participants understand the latest innovations related to efficient sterilization processes. The instrument processing cycle is critical to the daily functioning of a dental practice. Having an efficient and consistent sterilization process, or flow is key in providing safe dental care. This webinar will cover several key aspects related to the instrument processing cycle and will provide helpful tips, checklists, and resources to empower participants to assess their level of compliance and make any necessary updates to their own office procedures. 

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • identify key aspects of the instrument processing cycle.
  • describe how to improve efficiency with the instrument processing cycle and sterilization.
  • recognize the latest technology in cleaning/disinfection and sterilization.
  • identify helpful infection control and safety resources.
  • assess where improvements can be made in your practice with the instrument processing cycle.
  • develop and implement efficient sterilization procedures.


  • Members & Non-Members: Free 

CE Information:

CE Credits: 1.00

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Kandis V. Garland, RDH, MS

Ms. Garland is an Associate Professor in the Department of Dental Hygiene at Laramie County Community College. She has been an active OSAP member serving on several committees and authoring a paper for OSAP/NIOSH. She received the OSAP Emerging Leader Award in 2017. She served a five-year term on the American Dental Association Dental Hygiene National Board Test Construction Committee. Her research focuses on infection control and dental hygiene competency and has been published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene, the Journal of Dental Education, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, Mentor Magazine, Decisions in Dentistry, and Access Magazine. She has presented her research at regional, national, and international meetings. She serves as a manuscript reviewer and as an infection control “Ask the Expert” Columnist for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. She is a member of the Crosstex Luminary Council. Kandis works as a clinical dental hygienist and provides consulting services in infection control. Ms. Garland is also a consultant and educator for Tuttnauer.

Disclosures: Consultant and Educator - Tuttnauer USA

Educational Funder:

Tuttnauer USA