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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 23, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DENT 108 Infection Control II

5 credits
This course introduces topics on asepsis in the dental office and office policies and procedures with respect to infection control and management of hazardous materials.

Prerequisites: ABED 040  and ABED 046  

Corequisites: Can be taken concurrently with DENT 107  

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Explain dental instrument processing
  • Define surface and dental equipment asepsis
  • Explain dental unit water asepsis
  • Define aseptic techniques
  • Explain dental laboratory and radiographic asepsis
  • Define waste management in a dental office
  • Explain why a dental office must have a clinical asepsis protocol
  • Describe the importance of the occupational safety and health administration
  • Identify the importance of the management of the office safety program
  • Explain how chemicals are managed safely in the dental office
  • List reasons of the importance of employing a fire prevention and emergency action plan