Eye Safety in the OMS Setting: Best Practices to Reduce Ocular Exposures and Injuries

Includes a Live Web Event on 03/13/2024 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

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Eye Safety in the OMS Setting: Best Practices to Reduce Ocular Exposures and Injuries

OMSs and patients are at risk of ocular exposure to pathogens and physical or chemical injury during oral and maxillofacial procedures. Ocular injuries and infections may lead to serious long-term consequences such as potential blindness. Yet eye protection for OMS team members and patients is often suboptimal or lacking entirely. This 90-minute webinar will review best practices for eye protection during all phases of oral healthcare, including oral and maxillofacial surgery, instrument reprocessing, light-curing procedures, and cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces. Non-clinical ocular hazards, such as blue light exposure and digital eye strain, also will be addressed.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe proper eye protection for dental healthcare personnel and patients during all phases of the delivery of oral healthcare.  
  2. Identify potential eye safety hazards in the OMS setting.  
  3. Discuss the proper wear and fit of eye protection.  
  4. Describe National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommendations to reduce eye injuries and protect against ocular infection exposures.  
  5. Implement recommended protocols in the event of an eye injury.

Cancellation Policy: Registrants will receive a full refund up until the day before the event. No refund will be given for cancellation on the day of or after the event.

Marie T. Fluent, DDS, CDIPC

A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Dr. Fluent’s career spans 35 years and includes roles as a dentist, infection control coordinator, office manager and dental assistant. Additionally, she is an experienced clinical instructor, educator, speaker, author and consultant with an emphasis on improving dental infection control and patient safety. Through her writing, webinars and invited lectures, she has educated thousands of dental professionals and students nationally and internationally. Dr. Fluent has written numerous articles on infection control in the dental setting, OSHA compliance and responsible antibiotic prescribing, and she serves as an Education Consultant for the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP).

Disclosure: Coltene/SciCan Role: Speakers' Bureau

Continuing Education Provider Approval
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 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.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credit(s).

AGD - Accepted Program Provider
FAGD/MAGD Credit
11/1/22-12/31/26
Provider ID# 214680

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Faculty and Planner Disclosure
AAOMS Webinar: Eye Safety in the OMS Setting: Best Practices to Reduce Ocular Exposures and Injuries
03/13/2024 at 1:00 PM (CDT)  |  90 minutes
03/13/2024 at 1:00 PM (CDT)  |  90 minutes
Post-Quiz - NTU
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
Evaluation
11 Questions
Certificate
1.50 CDE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CDE credits  |  Certificate available