Peter A. Mychajliw, DDS
Tuesday, March 31st – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm – 4 CE CREDIT HOURS

FEE:  ADA MEMBER/LIFE MEMBER: $150                       

 “Infection Control Concepts for the Dental Professions 2020”


NYS law requires that all healthcare professionals including dentists and hygienists receive training in infection control and barrier precautions every four years. OSHA requires an update at least annually (the update alone does not satisfy NYS law).

Dental care involves exposure to blood and airborne pathogens such as HIV, TB, HBV, etc. The unique nature of most dental procedures, instrumentation and patient care settings also requires the specific strategy directed to the prevention of transmission of pathogens among dental healthcare personnel and their patients.

Universally applied infection control practices reduce the risk of disease transmission from doctor/staff to patient, patient to doctor/staff, and patient-to-patient. These strategies/practices are recommended in addition to following OSHA guidelines. These will be discussed in depth.

The NYS Amalgam Recycling Law and Waterline (CFU) management as it applies to Infection Control will also be discussed.


  • Provide information about dental infection control principles and practices
  • Emphasize the importance of written policies and procedures and ongoing education and training of dental health care personnel

Learning Objectives:

After attending this presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Describe modes of disease transmission and the chain of infection
  • Identify strategies that can prevent occupational exposures to blood and body fluids
  • Identify methods to monitor practices and evaluate dental infection control programs

*A State of New York Dept of Health approved Certificate of Completion will be available to all

pre-registered participants who attend this program in its entirety. The certificate will be awarded onsite. In other circumstances original certificates will be forwarded by GLIDM via post mail. A fee of $50.00 will apply for any replacement certificate requests. This certificate is valid for a period of four (4) years from the above date of course completion and may be used for NYS professional re-licensure requirements verification. Be sure to maintain this document in your professional file.

Peter A. Mychajliw, DDS

Dr. Mychajliw has lectured broadly in the areas of dental implants, hospital/medically complex dental rehabilitation, evidence based best practice dentistry, dental materials, inter-professional collaboration, and infection control/OSHA requirements for the dental professions since 1990. He has also authored several peer reviewed publications.

Currently, Dr. Mychajliw serves as Associate Director of the NYU-Lutheran AEGD Program-NYU College of Dentistry Campus, and serves on the NYU Committee of Dentistry’s DDS Program. Dr. Mychajliw serves on the NYU Committee on Academic Review and Standards.