Infection Control 102P



“Infection Control Concepts for the Dental Professions 2016”

NYS law requires that all healthcare professionals including dentists and hygienists receive training in infection control and barrier precautions every four years. OSHA requires an update at least annually (the update alone does not satisfy NYS law).

Dental care involves exposure to blood and airborne pathogens such as HIV, TB, HBV, etc. The unique nature of most dental procedures, instrumentation and patient care settings also requires the specific strategy directed to the prevention of transmission of pathogens among dental healthcare personnel and their patients.

Universally applied infection control practices reduce the risk of disease transmission from doctor/staff to patient, patient to doctor/staff, and patient-to-patient. These strategies/practices are recommended in addition to following OSHA guidelines. These will be discussed in depth.

The NYS Amalgam Recycling Law and Waterline (CFU) management as it applies to Infection Control will also be discussed.


  • Provide information about dental infection control principles and practices
  • Emphasize the importance of written policies and procedures and ongoing education and training of dental health care personnel

Learning Objectives:
After attending this presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Describe modes of disease transmission and the chain of infection
  • Identify strategies that can prevent occupational exposures to blood and body fluids
  • Identify methods to monitor practices and evaluate dental infection control programs

*A State of New York Dept of Health approved Certificate of Completion will be available to all pre-registered participants who attend this program in its entirety. The certificate will be awarded onsite. In other circumstances original certificates will be forwarded by GLIDM via post mail. A fee of $50.00 will apply for any replacement certificate requests. This certificate is valid for a period of four (4) years from the above date of course completion and may be used for NYS professional relicensure requirements verification. Be sure to maintain this document in your professional file.

Peter A. Mychajliw, DDS

Dr. Peter Mychajliw received his DDS degree from the NYU College of Dentistry with multiple clinical honors in 1987. He then completed a two year hospital based General Practice (Chief) Residency and subsequently entered private practice and also served as a General Practice Program Director. Currently, Dr. Mychajliw also teaches Evidence Base Best Practice comprehensive treatment planning/dental rehabilitation at the NYU College of Dentistry. Dr. Mychajliw has served on several medical center committees including Infection Control and Quality Management. He also has served as a Continuing Education Administrator (ADA CERP/AGD PACE) and Infection Control Officer in institutional settings. He is currently on the Executive Board of Director and Dental Practice, CE, Finance Committees of the NCDS. Dr. Mychajliw has lectured broadly in the areas of dental implants, hospital dentistry, dental materials and infection control/OSHA requirements for the dental professions. He has been teaching the interdisciplinary team approach method (restorative dentist, surgeon, lab technician and (physician) of patient care, including dental implant reconstruction since 1990 utilizing a variety of leading implant systems. Dr. Mychajliw is a NYS Dept of Health licensed Infection Control Trainer and is also available for office consulting/training and can be contacted at: