Professional Development Requirements for Infection Control Education
We strongly encourage dental licensees to receive ongoing education related to infection control in dentistry. Currently, infection control is one of our CORE subject areas for professional development education. Here are the current Board of Dentistry professional development rules.
2016 Rulemaking: The Board has initiated rulemaking changes to include mandatory infection control education per biennial period for every dental licensee. We will work to keep all dental licensees in the know as this change goes through the rulemaking process and when the new rules go into effect.
Another important consideration for dental licensees is the OSHA requirement for annual Bloodborne Pathogen training.
There are various ways in which dental licensees can obtain education related to infection control in dentistry. The Board of Dentistry does not endorse specific infection control or Bloodborne Pathogen training courses, rather, we encourage licensees to choose the most appropriate course(s) for individual needs and applicability to practice.