march, 2022

202204mar8:30 am2:30 pmRecent Developments in Infection ControlThis lecture is designed for dentists and their dental teams.8:30 am - 2:30 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my timeADAQ CPD and Training Centre Event Organized By: The Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) (ADAQ) Discipline:Infection PreventionFormat:In-Person

Event Details

Course  Overview

This course will discuss recent developments in infection control and their practical implementation in the dental practice. ADAQ recommends Members regularly attend CPD sessions for infection control to ensure they remain up-to-date and compliant with new guidelines.

The lecture-based component of this course will be followed by a one-hour practical demonstration with the ADAQ Education & Practice Advisory Services team. The course will cover:

  • Latest on developments in key national documents including the Australian Standards, NHMRC guidelines, CDNA guidelines, Immunize Australia guidelines, and the ACSQHC National Health Safety Standards 
  • Chain of infection and the risk of transmission 
  • How to best use the 2015 ADA Guidelines and associated resources (the Self-Assessment Tool and the Infection Control Practical Guide)
  • Infection Control Management Plan: Queensland requirements
  • Hand hygiene: for the greatest effectiveness and efficiency
  • Transmission-based precautions: the when and how
  • Water quality for dental practice: what is needed where.

Learning Objectives

  • Update practice documentation in response to changes in guidelines
  • Identify areas of risk for compliance purposes 
  • Evaluate risks to create transmission-based precautions 
  • Implement an effective and efficient hand hygiene regime in practice 
  • Create an infection control protocol that meets the requirements of the Qld Infection Control Management Plan 
  • Implement processes that encourage the continuous improvement and application of everyday infection control measures


Speakers for this event

  • Emeritus Professor Laurence Walsh AO

    Emeritus Professor Laurence Walsh AO

    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

  • Ms Davina Barker

    Ms Davina Barker

    Assistance with infection control, developing practice documentation

    Davina has spent 18 years at Queensland Health , with the last 6 years in management responsible for dental assisting training, infection control procedures, sterilising processes and continuous quality improvement practices for compliance systems and oral health accreditation. In her current role, she is responsible for delivery of Certificate III and Certificate IV dental assisting qualifications, providing advice and assistance with infection control, developing practice documentation, accreditation support and infection control training and compliance in private practice.

    Assistance with infection control, developing practice documentation


The Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) (ADAQ)The Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) (ADAQ) is the professional association for Dentists in Queensland. We represent more than 4000 members across the State. Our advocacy and services aim to promote excellence in the profession through a range of services, including: the provision of Professional Indemnity (PI) Insurance, support and advice regarding PI claims, CPD events, dental assistant training, and dental practice advisory advice.[email protected] 22-28 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills Qld 4006


(Friday) 8:30 am - 2:30 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time

CPD Hours

5 Scientific hours


ADA Member – $330, ADAQ Member Practice Staff – $330, 1st and 2nd Year Graduate ADA Member – $300, Non-Member – $429, Non-Member Practice Staff – $429

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