Continuing Dental Education

Infection Control and OSHA During and After Covid-19 – a live webinar

John Molinari, PhD

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Course Description

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the delivery of health care. This seminar will discuss the impact on dentistry by presenting the most recent infection control recommendations and regulations as they relate to dental settings. Discussion sections include hand hygiene, SARS-CoV-2 vaccine updates, personal protective equipment (PPE), environmental surface disinfection, and dental water asepsis. Application of Standard and Transmission-based Precautions, PPE and air quality requirements necessitated by emergence of SARS-CoV-2 disease also will be considered in light of updated CDC, OSHA, NIOSH, and EPA recommendations. A major goal of this session is to help dental professionals increase their understanding of the “why” as well as the “what” of infection control procedures.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  • discuss current status of COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 infection
  • describe application of standard precautions as the foundation of infection prevention
  • comprehend recommended transmission-based precautions associated with controlling aerosols and airborne pathogens
  • understand the most recent updates for CDC and OSHA infection control recommendations and regulations
  • understand the rationale for effective, hand hygiene procedures
  • comprehend the most current COVID-19 vaccination recommendations
  • describe the use of disinfectants used in environmental surface asepsis
  • describe factors which can lead to dental unit waterline (DUWL) contamination
  • comprehend practical strategies which can minimize DUWL contamination


Dr. John MolinariDr. John Molinari earned a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh and subsequently worked as a faculty member in the School of Dental Medicine. He is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Detroit Mercy, where he served for 32 years in the School of Dentistry as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Director of Infection Control. Later, he was Infection Control Director for DENTAL ADVISOR where he was involved in research on newly developed infection prevention technologies and products. He has also been an infectious disease consultant for the CDC, ADA, and regional hospitals. Dr. Molinari has published over 500 scientific articles, text chapters, and abstracts in the areas of microbiology and immunology, and lectures nationally and internationally on topics dealing with infectious diseases and infection control.

Course Logistics

Friday, October 21, 2022

Online Webinar

This course is designed for specialists, dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants.

9:00am – 12:00pm Pacific Standard time

$69/Team Member (dental hygienist, dental assistant, office staff)
$107/Current Dues Paying UW Dental Alumni Member

* This course is eligible for a 10% tuition discount if you are a current member of the UW Dental Alumni Association.

3 hours


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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.