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Enhanced CPD Course

Decontamination of Dental Instruments

  • Online Learning
  • Multi-choice quiz

1h 30m


CPD Topics covered

  • Disinfection and Decontamination

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to teach the learner:

  • Why decontamination is necessary for specific types of surfaces/instruments, as well as whom it protects.
  • The four individual stages of the decontamination process and what they are used for within the dental practice setting.
  • How to properly perform an audit of the office's disinfection practices and record keeping protocols.
  • How to recognize changes to current decontamination practices that ought to be made, so as to ensure that the dental team follows proper protocols.

Anticipated Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate appropriate cleaning, disinfection, inspection, and sterilisation steps.
  • Choose types of cleaning methods that are more effective and protect against accidental injury.
  • Schedule monitoring as defined by legislative requirements.
  • Outline the appropriate cleaning processes accepted in accordance with local legislation
Target Audience
  1. Clinical Dental Technician
  2. Dental Hygienist
  3. Dental Technician
  4. Dental Therapist
  5. Orthodontic Therapist
  6. Receptionist
  7. DCP
  8. Dental Nurse
  9. Dentist
  10. Practice Manager
  11. Trainee
High Level Learning Outcomes
  1. C – Maintenance in Field of Practice
Regulatory Standards
  1. SAFE
QCF Level
Level 3
  1. None

About the Instructor

Sharon Boyd

Verified Instructor


Amberton University, Dallas, TX

Bachelor of Science, Human Relations and Business


Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX

Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX — Associate of Applied Science, Dental Hygiene


  • 2001 - Associate of Applied Science, Dental Hygiene


Krista Binnersley

26th Mar 2019


Fay Eves

12th Jan 2019

Very useful update

Lindsey Hill

4th Nov 2018

Very informative.

Jodie Willson

1st Oct 2018

The topics covered were relavent and useful.

Santiago Oliver Chamorro

5th Sep 2018

Very good updating on the topic

Helen Beckett

2nd Aug 2018

I work in an hospital setting , so all our decontamination is done centrally i found this course gave me an update of what is expected for the current standard of decontamination's of dental instruments.
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