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Enhanced CPD Course

Manual Cleaning Process

  • Online Learning
  • Multi-choice quiz



CPD Topics covered

  • Disinfection and Decontamination

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to teach the learner:

  • Selection of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning equipment for the task at hand.
  • How to maintain consistency throughout the office and between different staff members by establishing and following written procedures, along with logbooks in the sterilisation area.
  • Proper use of visual aids and protein residue tests to determine the effectiveness of manual cleaning techniques; including how to visually inspect an instrument to determine if manual cleaning was effective.
  • How to determine whether or not manual cleaning is appropriate (or allowed) given the instrument and situation at hand.

Anticipated Outcomes

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

  • Explain how and when a protein residue test is to be performed.
  • List three detergents which are not to be used during manual cleaning.
  • Select the appropriate water temperature.
  • Identify whether instruments should be dried, bagged, left wet, or sealed for sterilisation after manual cleaning.
  • Follow written procedures and complete the necessary logbook.
  • Explain the proper setup for a manual cleaning area, or alternative supplies that may be used.
Target Audience
  1. Practice Manager
  2. Trainee
  3. Clinical Dental Technician
  4. Dental Nurse
  5. Dental Technician
  6. Dental Therapist
  7. Dentist
  8. Receptionist
  9. DCP
  10. Dental Hygienist
  11. Orthodontic Therapist
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


Susie Clark freeth

2nd Jul 2019


Matthew Millican

17th Sep 2018

Clear and concise 
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