Decontamination & Infection Control for Dentists & Dental Health Professionals Online Training Course

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Course Description

Decontamination and Infection Control has been designed for all dentists and dental care professionals.

The aim of this course is to update you on the current DISINFECTION AND DECONTAMINATION regulations, in accordance with the Health Technical Memorandum 01-05 and the BDA fact sheets. It includes the layout of the decontamination, the use of equipment for achieving good sterilization of the reusable instruments and rules on storage.

This course will provide you with 5 Verifiable CPD hours, equivalent to 5 CPD points.


  • Improve your career prospects.
  • Learn valuable knowledge, skills, advice and guidance to help you achieve success.
  • Study online from anywhere.
  • Study at your own pace.
  • Download and print your industry recognised certificate on successful completion.

Who can take the course?
Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements.

What is the structure of the course?
The course is broken down into bite-sized modules. You're free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each section, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.

Where / when can I study the course?
You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web-based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers and most tablet devices etc. so you can even study while on the move! As long as you have access to the internet, you should be able to study anywhere that's convenient.

Is there a test at the end of the course?
Once you have completed all the modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken at a time and location of your choosing.

What if I don't pass the test?
If you don’t pass the test first time then you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.

When will I receive my certificate?
Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it.

How long does it take to complete the course?
We estimate that the entire program is likely to take around 2-4 hours to work through initially, but you may want to allow more time to repeat some areas. You should allow an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.


Infection Control in Dentistry - Module 1
After completing this section you should be able to:
1. Understand the legislations and regulations for compliance in the dental health profession
2. Know how to get registration with the CQC
3. Understand about “Essential quality requirements” and “best practice”
4. Incorporate a plan for the Progression towards best practice
5. Understand about Infection control policy and prions
6. Comprehend the rules about staff Training and Education
7. Beware of the Scope, status and structure of Health Technical Memorandum 01-05 and to understand how to fulfill the essential quality and best practice requirements, how to clean and sterilize instruments, how to set up a decontamination area and
8. Know where to seek further help.
Infection Control in Dentistry - Module 2
After completing this section you should be able to:
1. Understand the procedures necessary for the cleaning of instruments, including the:
a. General requirements for cleaning methods, the use of automated cleaning with washer-disinfectors, ultrasonic cleaning and its cleaning procedures
2. Carry out manual cleaning and how to avoid instrument damage
3. Rinse instruments after cleaning and or disinfection and its inspection and care before sterilization
4. How to care for your hand pieces
5. The process and types of sterilization and sterilizers, including daily testing, packing, storing, etc.
6. How to set up a decontamination area and where to get advice
7. General hygiene principles for hand washing, PEP’s (personal protective equipment), decontamination of surfaces, equipment and treatment areas
8. Decontamination of DUWL’s (Dental Unit Water Lines), Prostheses, orthodontic appliances and impressions.
Infection Control in Dentistry - Module 3
After completing this section you should be able to:
1. Get acquainted with the Regulatory framework and compliance, including the BS/EN/ISO Standards and the DH guidelines.
2. Know the staff roles and responsibilities in the decontamination process
3. Understand about the procurement of decontamination equipment and instruments, including determining the load to be processed, the decontamination equipment: washer-disinfectors and sterilizers, ultrasonic cleaners, how to Select instruments as well as the Policy on new reusable instruments.
4. Have the knowledge about the general guidance on maintenance and testing of the decontamination equipment, which includes maintenance and servicing, validation and testing and how to handle the documentation
5. Understand about the Installation, validation, maintenance and testing of sterilizers, washer-disinfectors and ultrasonic cleaners.
Infection Control in Dentistry - Module 4
After completing this section you should be able to:
1. Get acquainted with the additional information on test procedures, apart from those provided in the HTM01-05:
• Automatic control test and method
• Ultrasonic activity test and method
• Safety checks (weekly and yearly)
2. Understand about the approach and protocol for manual cleaning
3. Know the manual cleaning procedures or dental instruments
4. Have guidance on steam and water quality
5. Understand about the use of lubricants

Please ensure you have read every page of the course (numbered at the bottom of the screen), otherwise you will not have the option of taking the test.

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    Visual Demonstrations & Multimedia Presentations: Our courseware includes demonstrations and visual presentations that allow students to develop their skills based on real world scenarios explained by the instructor.

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    Certificate of Completion: Upon completion of your training course, you will receive a Certificate of completion displaying your full name, course completed as well as the date of completion. You can print this out or save it digitally to showcase your accomplishment.

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