Thursday, January 18, 2024 @ 1 pm ET
Speakers: Brea Iverson-Kleinberg and Sarah Stream with moderator: Karen Gregory, RN, CDIPC
A Success Story: How Public Health and Corporate Dentistry Can Collaborate for a Safer Dental Visit
There are ways that public health can impact even the hardest to reach settings, including corporate dentistry. The Nebraska Infection Control Assessment and Promotion (ICAP) Program has been providing education and support to the dental setting since 2018 and was able to connect with Summit Dental Health in Nebraska to provide this support. Corporate education, facility infection control assessments and targeted facility education have fostered a safety culture within Summit Dental Health, growing their infection control programs and expertise for each office.
Thursday, February 15, 2024 @ 1 pm ET
Speakers: Margaret Hetrick, MSN, BSN, RN and Margaret Gilman, MAS, CIC, FAPIC with moderator: Jackie Dorst, RDH
Infection Prevention and Dental Services: Partnerships in Pediatrics
This presentation will review how the strong relationship between Infection Prevention and Dental services was created and how important it was to build the foundation before problems arose. It will then transition to reviewing an issue with dental water quality results in multiple dental practices across the hospital system. Data will be reviewed, showing the results when the acute issue was identified and results following remediation steps. The water quality plan will be reviewed, which was developed with a multidisciplinary team, which includes disinfecting practices, standardization of equipment across the system, and testing cadence.
Thursday, March 21, 2024 @ 1 pm ET
Speakers: Erin Villanueva, MPH and Zoe Koch, CDA, COMSA with moderator: Nancy Dewhirst, RDH, BS
What’s in that Water: Infection Prevention and Dental Departments Collaborate on a Water Management Plan
A presentation on how Infection Prevention and the Dental departments identified an opportunity for improvement with water storage in a dental clinic setting. Both departments came together through a collaborative relationship at a large (1200+ bed) acute care hospital to ensure a successful standardized Water Management Plan for all stakeholders within an enterprise hospital system.
Thursday, April 25, 2024 @ 1 pm ET
Speakers: Rosa Flores MD, MPH, CIC and Linda Bouttaphom with moderator: Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH, CDIPC
The Importance of a Dental Water Management Plan in the Prevention of Disease Transmission During Dental Procedures
The infection prevention department collaborated with the dental leadership to assure that the water used for patient care coming from the dental lines are following the recommendations of the CDC and ADA to meets the EPA requirements for Safe Drinking Water act. A review of the filtration system was performed revealing the need to implement a water management system in which multiple steps were added. Staff was educated, and logs were created to document steps. Water samples were collected to validate that the new steps were done properly and that the water is safe for use.