Hu-Friedy, Chicago, is offering a free 1-hour webinar on ensuring that each patient visit is a safe visit. The course, titled “Efficiency and Compliance in Today’s Orthodontic Practice,” will be held May 17, 2017, from 7 pm to 8 pm CST.

Hosted by Jackie Dorst, the webinar will provide the latest CDC information on Infection Prevention Standards and how the Standards apply to the orthodontic practice. She will also review proper techniques and validation for efficient and effective cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of orthodontic instruments.

The webinar is designed for orthodontists, office managers, and assistants. Attendees will learn how to identify validation methods for orthodontic instrument cleaning and sterilization; list the seven CDC Infection Prevention Standards; demonstrate correct sterile instrument package technique; and categorize orthodontic instruments as critical, semicritical, and noncritical.

Dorst, who holds degrees in microbiology and dental hygiene, has spent over 20 years as a speaker and consultant on issues relating to instrument sterilization, dental infection control, and safety. She has been a featured speaker at the ADA, AAE, AAO, and AAOMS. She is a member of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and the National Speakers Association. She is a clinician graduate of the Academy of General Dentistry and OSHA-certified to deliver safety training courses.

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