CPD dental nurses

Online CPD – Infection Control: Disinfection and Decontamination

For all dental professionals

You will update your infection control knowledge enabling you to effectively carry out effective infection control policies and procedures in the dental setting.

You will know the roles and responsibilities of the dental team and their importance towards infection control whilst being able to apply effective and compliant infection control methods.

What you will learn from this CPD course

  • The role and responsibilities of the decontamination lead and dental team towards cross infection control.
  • Relevant infection control legislation and guidance and be able t apply it to your daily practice.
  • The importance of cross infection control for patient, staff and public safety
  • Types of potential infections
  • How to prevent and manage blood-borne viruses including managing inoculation injuries and knowing which vaccinations you should have.
  • Ways in which decontamination procedures should be effectively and correctly performed
    The importance of environmental design and cleaning
  • How to carry out effective hand hygiene procedures
  • Best practise to to correctly use and maintain dental devices
  • The correct ways to use personal protective equipment
  • Appropriate methods of waste Disposal and Management
  • How to compile a local decontamination policy

Our Infection Control in the Dental Practice CPD course is quality assured and specifically tailored to help you fulfil your enhanced CPD requirements set out by the GDC. It also meets the CQC regulations to ensure you and your practice are delivering the highest standard of dental care.


4 hours

£84 inc VAT

GDC Outcomes: B & C

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Who is the course suitable for?

Dental Therapists
Dental Hygienists
Orthodontic Therapists
Clinical Dental Technicians
Dental nurses
Dental Technicians

And any other team members with a valid GDC number can benefit from this CPD course.

Great reasons to take this course

Why take the Infection Control CPD course?

  • Infection control is essential in maintaining the safety of our patients when practised effectively so CPD in this area is a real must for any dental professional.
  • Boost your employability – Being up to date in infection control is very appealing to potential employers.
  • Aspiring to become a decontamination lead? This course will give a detailed insight into every aspect of infection control in the dental practice.
  • You will be an asset to any dental team by knowing how to audit your dental practice’s infection control policies and procedures
  • Become an asset to your team by knowing your infection control role and responsibilities and performing them well.
  • Perform well in a CQC inspection when asked about infection control!
  • Fulfil your GDC and CQC training requirements.

Course modules

Module 1: The role and responsibilities of the decontamination lead and dental team towards cross infection control.
Module 2: Relevant Infection control legislation and guidance.
Module 3: The importance of cross infection control
Module 4: Prevention and management of blood bourne viruses
Module 5: Decontamination procedures
Module 6: Environmental design and cleaning
Module 7: Hand hygiene
Module 8: Dental Devices
Module 9: Personal protective equipment
Module 10: Waste Disposal and Management

Relevant Legislation

Department of Health’s Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 0105 – Decontamination in primary care dental practices

Department of Health’s Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 07-01 – Safe Management of Healthcare Waste

CQC Regulation 12: Safe care and treatment

GDC Principle Seven
Maintain, develop and work within your professional knowledge and skills

GDC Principle One
Put patients’ interests first

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Help and Guidance Feedback

Our interactive CPD learning courses have been created by Emma Male to the highest quality of learning standards.
If you have any enquiries about these courses feel free to contact Emma
Emma has many years of experience teaching dentists and dental nurses and has delivered courses in practice and online making her uniquely positioned to offer our online CPD training in a fun engaging and interactive manner.
Emma holds the Kings College Hospital Dental Implant Nursing Certificate and has been the seconded BADN council member for Dental Implants.
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