North Carolina S.P.I.C.E. - Infection Control for Dentistry

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*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.

Target Audience

Dentists, Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Lab Technicians, Office Staff and all other interested dental professionals


Get the most updated information relating to blood borne pathogens, preventing and controlling major sites of dental associated infections, decontamination, disinfection, sterilization and waste management, personal protective equipment, hand hygiene, and medical asepsis, occupational health, and isolation and communicable disease precautions according to CDC and OSAP Guidelines. This course has been approved by the Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE) office to meet the Code requirements. Course participants will acquire the certification mandated by the NC Administrative Code 19A.0206 and .0207, Infection Control in Health Care Facilities Rule, that requires one person in each health care facility (i.e. Dental Practice) complete the certified or State approved Infection Control Course.

The rule in its entirety can be viewed at:

**Your annual OSHA-training does not meet the state requirement for SPICE infection control training.

Karen Ledford, RDH
Dental Assistant Continuing Education Instructor

The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers are an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers designates this activity for up to 6.0 hours of continuing education credits.

Dental Institutions providing dental education have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In doing so, some information or presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. The Charlotte AHEC office acknowledges that there is potential risk to participants using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into their practices, especially when the continuing education program has not provided them with supervised clinical experience in the techniques or procedures to ensure that they have attained competence. Sponsorship of continuing education courses by the Charlotte AHEC office does not imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, product or procedure by this institution.

Disclosure Statement/Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the activity. As a continuing education provider, the Charlotte AHEC office is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The Charlotte AHEC office is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.


  • Describe the current North Carolina communicable disease rules that govern infection prevention activities in dental settings.
  • Discuss the infectious processes and methods for controlling infectious disease transmission in dental settings.
  • Discuss the principles and methods of decontamination, disinfection, and sterilization of equipment, instruments and water lines used in dental practices.
  • Describe the principles of hand hygiene and asepsis in dental settings.
  • Describe safe injection practices and the outbreaks in dental settings.
  • Restate the OSHA bloodborne pathogen final rule requirements.
  • Discuss the NC medical waste management rules of infectious and non-infectious dental waste handling.


Maria E Velez, MFA, CHCP


Karen L Schwabenlender, RDH, BS
Oct 11, 2019
9:15 AM - 4:30 PM
Check-In Time
8:45 AM
6.00 - ADA CERP
0.60 - CEU
6.00 - Contact Hours
Charlotte AHEC
Classroom 17/18
Oct 11, 2019
9:15 AM - 4:30 PM
Charlotte AHEC
Classroom 17/18
TEAM MEMBERS: Registration fee.
DENTISTS: Registration fee.
Contact Hours