Package Description

The instrument processing cycle and the assurance of sterility are important to ensure patient safety. However, compliance challenges exist for dental practices. In this webinar, we’ll be showcasing real-world examples of compliance and liability issues and discuss each example to determine the correct process to mitigate the problem. This webinar will discuss OSHA standards, AAMI/ANSI recommendations, and CDC infection control guidelines related to the instrument processing cycle. A review of microbiology, disease transmission, infection control principles, and the latest sterilization technology is covered. This webinar offers timely education as well as helpful suggestions and resources to empower participants to assess their level of compliance and make any necessary updates to their own office policies, procedures, and technology.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • identify the chain of infection and correct common pitfalls with infection control compliance related to sterilization.
  • discuss current CDC Guidance and regulatory requirements from AAMI/ANSI and OSHA related to the instrument processing cycle and sterilization to prevent compliance errors.
  • identify the correct process for each stage of the sterilization process.


  • Members & Non-Members: Free

CE Information:

CE Credits: 1:00


Kandis Garland, RDH, MS

Ms. Garland is an educator, author, and speaker. Her career spans 23 years as a dental hygienist and educator where she served as Clinic Coordinator, and Health and Safety Coordinator. Ms. Garland’s 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. Garland is an active member of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention and Dimensions of Dental Hygiene’s Peer Review Panel. She is a member of the Crosstex Luminary Council, provides infection control consulting services, and serves as an educational consultant for Tuttnauer.

Disclosures: Consultant and Educator for Tuttnauer

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