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Dental Assistant Infection Control


When working in a dental office and handling dental equipment, having an understanding of dental infection control is important to not only the safety of your patients, but also to yourself and colleagues. Our Dental Assistant Infection Control course is intended to prepare dental assistants and registered dental assistants with instruction and practice in sterilization procedures.

Dental Assistant Infection Control Course Description

The Dental Assistant Infection Control course may include both classroom and online activities such as video, tests/quizzes, simulations, and discussion boards. Instruction includes topics such as:

  • Autoclaving
  • Preparation for sterilization and disinfection
  • Surface disinfection
  • Sterilization of instruments
  • Mechanical barriers
  • Infection control protocol and regulations

Course Outcomes

Graduates of the program are awarded a certificate of completion from Brightwood College. Upon completion of the course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate procedures for donning Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), environmental barriers, hand washing, surface and impression disinfection, sterilization, sharps management, and their corresponding procedures in the dental office
  • Characterize the general factors of microbiology as they apply to infection control
  • Identify the function of the specific agencies (OSHA, EPA, FDA, CDC, and DB) enforcing universal precautions

The Dental Assistant Infection Control course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

Admission for Continuing Education Courses

Please review the Admission Information > Applicants for Short Courses section of the course catalog for your chosen campus for details about enrolling in continuing education courses (short courses) at Brightwood College.

Refund Policy

Information about the refund policy can be found under the Financial Information section of your campus course catalog

Note: This is a non-credit-bearing course. Students must not assume that this course will be accepted for transfer credit at another institution. This course does not qualify for Title IV federal financial aid funds. The institution does not offer job placement assistance for short courses; finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student.

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