Infection Control and High-Risk Areas in the Dental Setting

Dr. Richard Hankins, MD


 Jody Scebold RN, MSN, EdD, CIC
This course fulfills the Nebraska DHHS Infection Control CE Requirement for License Renewal due March 1, 2023 (172 NAC 56.007.04(E))
Date: Friday, December 16, 2022
Location: Live Online ONLY


Richard Hankins MD


Jody Scebold RN, MSN, EdD, CIC


Credits: 3 CE hours
Check-In 12:45 p.m.
Class Time:

1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. CST 

Classification Fee
Dentist $149
Hygienist $75
Assistant $65




Course Description:

Infection control is an ongoing issue in every healthcare setting, including dentistry.  It is important to understand why an effective infection prevention and control program, using established regulations and evidence-based guidance, should be implemented in the dental setting to protect the health of yourself, your team members, and your patients. In addition to standard and transmission-based precautions, environmental cleaning and disinfection and sterilization processes, there are also high-risk areas in the dental setting that require additional mitigation strategies. Recommendations and tools provided by organizations are available for facilities to create and enhance their infection control programs. 

Course Objectives: At the completion of this course the attendees will be able to


Speaker Biographies:

Richard Hankins is an Infectious Disease physician with the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is board certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine and is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Associate Medical Director in Infection Control and Epidemiology. Dr. Hankins has also taken on the role of the Associate Medical Director with the Nebraska ICAP Outpatient grant efforts, which include dentistry.  He has worked closely with the ICAP team to ensure that the infection control needs of the dental community are being met.
Sarah Stream has been in dentistry since 2007 and is a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and Certified Dental Infection Prevention and Control (CDIPC) through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). She is currently an Infection Preventionist at Nebraska Medicine for the Nebraska (Infection Control Assessment and Promotion) ICAP Team as a Dental Infection Control and Education Specialist. 

Jody Scebold is a Registered Nurse and Infection Preventionists with the Nebraska Infection Control Assessment and Promotion (NE ICAP). Jody serves as the lead for the ICAP Outpatient services. She also specializes in high-level disinfection and sterilization processes.


Method of teaching: Lecture/discussion 

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education is 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.

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The college is a member of the American Dental Education Association and the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.   


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