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Enhanced CPD Course

Blood-Borne Viruses (BBVs)

  • Online Learning
  • Multi-choice quiz



CPD Topics covered

  • Disinfection and Decontamination

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to teach the learner:

  • Knowledge of blood borne viruses (BBV) that pose a risk to dental personnel and their means of transmission within the dental practice.
  • Proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in prevention of exposure to BBVs.
  • How to differentiate which immunisations are required of them, depending on their role as a clinical and non-clinical team member, respectively.
  • Skills necessary to avoid and manage accidents related to sharps injuries.

Anticipated Outcomes

Following the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • List the main methods of BBV transmission between patients and practitioners.
  • Select appropriate PPE required to prevent the transmission of BBVs during various clinical activities.
  • Explain which immunisations are effective for clinical staff that come into contact with infected patients.
  • Follow the protocol necessary to manage a sharps injury and identify potential risks for such an injury.
Target Audience
  1. Practice Manager
  2. Receptionist
  3. Dental Technician
  4. Dental Therapist
  5. Dentist
  6. Orthodontic Therapist
  7. Trainee
  8. Clinical Dental Technician
  9. DCP
  10. Dental Hygienist
  11. Dental Nurse
High Level Learning Outcomes
  1. C – Maintenance in Field of Practice
Regulatory Standards
  1. SAFE
QCF Level
Level 3
  1. None

About the Instructor

Haleigh Pouliot

Verified Instructor

August 2010 – May 2013

Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY

Graduated May 2013 with Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene

January 2014 – July 2017

Dental Hygienist | Quest Dental | Syracuse NY


  • Performed professional prophylactic cleanings
  • Provided preventative dental health services
  • Engaged patients in active learning to generate enthusiasm for maintaining oral health
  • Interacted efficiently with a team in a fast-paced environment


  • 2013 - Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene


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6th Sep 2019

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Madhuri Rizal

14th Oct 2018

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