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SGVDS is a local dental society of the California Dental Association and the American Dental Association. We're here to support dentists in their service to patients, as professional dental care providers, and as business owners throughout their careers.

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Infection Control & CA Dental Practice Act — Mandatory course for license renew/Live Webinar

  • Tue, Jan 17, 2023 | 4:30 PM - Tue, Jan 17, 2023 | 8:30 PM

Nancy Dewhirst4 CEU

Infection Control

Update your knowledge of the most important issues in clinical safety. Are you clear on how to handle ordinary and extraordinary infectious diseases? This class outlines the essential components of your infection control program: reviewing CDC Guidelines and State regulations for Infection Control. Updates include challenges such as aerosol transmitted diseases (ATD’s), COVID-19 safety, requirements of a respiratory protection program and evolving / resistant pathogens.

California Dental Practice Act

This seminar reviews the California Dental Practice Act (DPA) topics and regulations that are required for re-licensure, illustrated by stories and violations of the law or questions about the legality of conditions or scenarios.   A handout is provided covering the scope of regulations addressed in the DPA, how those regulations define dental practice limits, how to find answers to legal questions addressed by the DPA, how the California Dental Board enforces the DPA and where to locate resources.   


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Nancy Dewhirst, RDH BS, is a nationally recognized speaker, author and educational consultant.   She is a member of Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures (OSAP), American and California Dental Hygiene Assoc. and California Dental Association as well as the OSAP, CDA and ADA speaker’s bureaus.  Ms. Dewhirst presents a variety of topics such as: Diseases and Infection Prevention, Disaster Preparedness, Biofilms, Building Contamination, Instrument Sharpening, and Ergonomics at major meetings, and her presentation style encourages hands-on participation.