DANB Infection Control Refresher

Date: Call (612) 360-2484 for upcoming dates
Course Number: CE 0048
Course Name: DANB Infection Control Refresher
Contact Hours: 4.0
CEUs: .4
Location: Call (612) 360-2484 for details 
Course Type:Lecture, discussion, and hands-on

Course Description:

This course will provide the student with the necessary background information to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Infection Control Exam. Topics covered include the following: infection control protocols for the dental office developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention per the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) 2003; understanding of standard precautions; infectious diseases and their relationship to patient safety and occupational risk; how to maintain aseptic conditions and perform sterilization procedures; how to work safely with hazardous chemicals; how to maintain quality assurance programs in the dental office; basic pharmacology concepts; and how to properly handle medical emergency situations that may arise in the dental office.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of infectious diseases and their relationship to patient safety and occupational risk.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the need for immunizations against infections disease, including hepatitis B, and how to interpret lab results of serological testing for infectious diseases.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the procedures and services being delivered at the dental clinic and their consequences to the patient, families, and other dental personnel.
  4. Know how to prevent cross-contamination and disease transmission in the dental office.
  5. Know how to maintain aseptic conditions and perform sterilization procedures.
  6. Understand how to achieve environmental asepsis in the dental office.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of occupational safety: the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (1910.1030) and the OSHA Hazard Communications Standard (1910.1200).
  8. Understand how to manage medical emergency situations that may arise at the dental office and have a basic knowledge of medications that may be utilized in medical emergencies.

Required Texts or other supplemental materials:

Lecture materials will be provided for students online.


Pass/fail. The student will receive a certificate upon completion of coursework.

TOPICAL Outline:

  • Unit 1 - Infection Control Protocols in the Dental Clinic and Disinfection and Sterilization Processes
  • Unit 2 - Microbiology and the Spread of Infectious Diseases in the Dental Office
  • Unit 3 - Occupational Safety in the Dental Office: OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and OSHA’s Hazard Communications Standard
  • Unit 4 - Pharmacology and Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
    • Review Exam
    • Certificate of Completion
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