june, 2021

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202117jun7:00 pm7:00 pmInfection Control Lessons From The Covid-19 Pandemic And Beyond7:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time Event Organized By: Dental ED Discipline:Infection PreventionFormat:In-Person,Online

Event Details


This lecture will review the major points of learning from the COVID-19 pandemic, and highlight how those lessons will inform the management of future pandemic infections of respiratory viruses. The lecture will explore the levels of risk, the concept of transmission base precautions, and the need for restrictions in practice for highly contagious conditions. The second part of the lecture will discuss aerosol generating procedures, and how interventions including the appropriate use of high velocity suction and pre-procedural antimicrobial mouthwashes can reduce the generation of
aerosol and the infectivity of the aerosols. The third part of the lecture will review some of the most common mistakes that have been made with PPE, including protective eyewear, gowns, surgical masks and surgical respirators, and reinforce protocols for best practice in the use of these key items of PPE.


  • Appreciate how the level of measures taken in infection control is based on the perceived risk. Understand the ways that material from the mouth can be aerosolised and splattered around the dental office setting.
  • Recognise when to use appropriate interventions to reduce aerosol generation. Be able to identify the common mistakes made in the wearing of personal protective equipment.


Speakers for this event

  • Professor Laurence Walsh

    Professor Laurence Walsh

    BDSc (Hons) (Qld), DDSc (Qld), PhD (Qld), GCEd, FFOP (RCPA), FICD, FADI, FPFA, FIADFE

    Professor Walsh is a specialist in special needs dentistry who holds a personal chair in Dental Science at the University of Queensland. He is a clinically active specialist in special needs dentistry and has a particular clinical interest in medically compromised patients. Laurie has lectured nationally and internationally on issues with the provision of dental care to elderly and frail patients, and has contributed to the development of care protocols based on minimal intervention dentistry. Laurie has served as an infection control consultant to a range of government and private sector organisations.

    BDSc (Hons) (Qld), DDSc (Qld), PhD (Qld), GCEd, FFOP (RCPA), FICD, FADI, FPFA, FIADFE


Dental ED[email protected] 449A Lygon Street, Brunswick East, Victoria 3057


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time

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