LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education is the brand name of LSU’s overall continuing dental education program; it represents the long-standing affiliation and working relationship between LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry and The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. for the purpose of developing and marketing continuing education courses.
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Course Description


→Germs, Sickness, & Injuries At Work: Are We All Safe?
→Maintenance & Sterilization of Dental Handpieces

Friday, June 28, 2019 | LSU School of Dentistry, 1100 Florida Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana

7 clinical hours (lecture) | Course # 53-19 | AGD #148
and Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 am | Course Starts: 8:00 am


Dentist: $295** / $325
Hygienist: $175** / $205
Assistant: $95** / 115

* Video Conference is available ONLY to those who live more than 120 miles from New Orleans

** Early Bird Registration is only available BEFORE May 31, 2019


Online: Click Here
Phone: (504) 941-8193
Fax: (504) 941-8403
Mail: 1100 Florida Avenue, Box 142-B | Clinic Building, Room 4319 | New Orleans, LA 70119-2799


Upon completion of this course, the participant will understand:

  • Blood-borne, contact, droplet and airborne diseases
  • Biofilms
  • Current, immediate health concerns
  • Reasonable precaution strategies including efficient cleaning, disinfection, sterilization, use of barriers (including PPE) and safe handling of waste and sharps
  • Key requirements of the CDC guidelines for dental settings
  • Clinician accountability to the infection control guidelines
  • Proper maintenance and instrument sterilization techniques
  • How to avoid common mistakes


Germs, Sickness, & Injuries at Work: Are We All Safe?

The only way to protect ourselves and our patients is to clearly understand injury and infectious disease risks at work and to have and follow a complete program for everyones safety. We will discuss updates, disease characteristics, risks, transmission, and prevention using Standard Precautions as well as Transmission-Based Precautions. Updates include today's infectious risks found in blood, saliva, on surfaces, in the air, and/or in water. We will also discuss the most up-to-date recommendations from the CDC, ADA, OSAP, State Board and OSHA. Beyond blood-borne diseases, new concerns such as how to manage patients with aerosol-transmitted diseases (ATD's) and management of biofilms that grow in dental waterlines will be covered. This course will help you optimize your efforts, insure reliable results and help you identify the weakest links (limitations) in your safety strategies. Clinical risks will be discussed in the context of today's changing pathogens, new disease treatments, new settings and technology, and social trends.

Maintenance & Sterilization of Dental Handpieces

Infection control is an important and evolving topic. This lecture will address proper dental instrument maintenance along with various manufacturers' recommendations for maintenance and sterilization. These recommendations often provide compliant infection control strategies.


Nancy Dewhirst, RDH is an adjunct professor and course director at West Coast University. She has published and contributed to numerous articles, textbook chapters, and several ADA/ANSI and OSAP position papers and posters. Nancy's career includes 20 years of private clinical practice along with 26 years as an educator.


Doug Mayer is a training manager and project specialist with Dentsply Sirona. He is an expert in dental handpiece design, use, maintenance, and infection control. He has designed several current generation handpiece systems and has written the handpiece maintenance and infection control protocols for two of the largest handpiece companies in North America.


LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry/The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education)is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

Cancellation & Refund Policy:
The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc./ (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) reserves the right to cancel any course should circumstances warrant such action. In the event this course is cancelled, the Academy will refund the full tuition. If you cancel your registration for this course, the Academy will refund the tuition you paid (minus an administrative cancellation). We must receive your written cancellation request no later than June 7, 2019 by mail, fax at (504) 941-8403, or email at If LSU Health New Orleans CDE receives notification of your cancellation after June 7, 2019, it will result in forfeiture of the entire tuition.

Hotel Accomodations:

Courtyard New Orleans French Quarter/Iberville
910 Iberville Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 523-2400
Room Block Name: Infection Control
Room Block Rate: $149/night plus applicable taxes

To reserve your room call 800-831-3131 or click here.

Nonrefundable Airline Ticket, Flight Change, or Hotel Reservation:
In the event a course is cancelled or rescheduled, the Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) cannot be held responsible for the cost of a nonrefundable airline ticket, flight change, or hotel room reservation.


1100 Florida Avenue  •  Box 142-B  •  Clinic Building  •  Room 4319  •  New Orleans  •  Louisiana 70119-2799
Phone: 504.941.8193  •  Fax 504.941.8403  •