This lecture is designed to help dental practices implement quality assurance measures in their everyday implementation of infection control, and follows the journey from the initial patient contact through to the end of the appointment and subsequent reprocessing of instruments and surgery changeover. The lecture will highlight critical moments where mistakes can be made, to increase awareness around these. Examples of mistakes and the processes which can prevent these happening will be given. The lecture is suitable for all clinical staff working in a dental practice.
1. Recognise the critical moments when mistakes occur and the reasons behind these.
2. Appreciate how a consistent approach ensures best practice is being followed by all staff members.
3. Learn from scenarios where errors have occurred so that those will not be repeated.
Prof. Laurence Walsh
Laurence Walsh is Professor of Dental Science and Head of the School of Dentistry at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. A registered specialist in the field of special needs dentistry, Laurence has played a major role in the ...