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Continuing Education for Dentists and Dental Hygienists
Dentistry CE
AGD Accredited Continuing Education for Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and other Dental Professionals

Infection Control for Dental Professionals: The California Requirement – 2 CE

Activity Overview

Under the California Code of Regulations Title 16, §1005, Minimum Standards for Infection Control, all dental health care professionals are required to follow certain standards to prevent infection. These minimum precautions are meant to keep both dental professionals and patients safe. This two-hour course provides an overview of what’s expected of all dental health care professionals under California law and can be completed from the convenience of your computer, laptop, or mobile device.

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify how infections are commonly spread in dental care settings.
  2. Identify and utilize standard infection control precautions in daily practice, including:
    • PPE
    • Hand Hygiene
    • Sharps Safety
    • Disinfection and Sterilization
    • Respiratory Hygiene
    • Safe Injection Practices
    • Environmental Infection Control
  3. Identify and utilize additional infection control measures required by the Dental Board of California
  4. Identify steps that practitioners can take to ensure that they are meeting minimum expectations for safe dental care

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



2.0 Contact Hours


AIDS Therapy/Infection Control

Target Audience

Dental Hygienist

Activity Type

Contains case-based material


Provider No. RP – 5822
Course ID No. 02-5822-22001


Jonas Ashbaugh, DDS



Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

PLEASE NOTE.  AchieveCE does hold national accreditation from the Academy of General Dentistry. AchieveCE also is an approved provider of dental CE from the Dental Board of California. For all other professions, this activity is only approved for California credit.

Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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