Limited Discount: Ends today at midnight: 30% off everything today. Use promo code ECPD-30-MWQ

Enhanced CPD Course

Surface Cleaning

  • Online Learning
  • Multi-choice quiz



CPD Topics covered

  • Disinfection and Decontamination

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to teach the learner:

  • The importance and need for appropriate types of surface cleaning and disinfection methods used in a dental surgery.
  • How to recognise areas (including those often overlooked) that can become contaminated by pathogens during dental services and require cleaning.
  • Appropriate methods of disinfection, including the types of surface cleansers that should be used, and how they should be applied/delivered to the contaminated surface(s).

Anticipated Outcomes

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

  • List the areas of a dental surgery that require cleaning and disinfection between patients.
  • Explain the reasons why specific cleansers or methods of product delivery should be avoided.
  • Name at least three characteristics of a clean dental surgery.
  • Note three pathogens that are targeted during surface cleaning, that pose a risk to patients and dental staff.
Target Audience
  1. Clinical Dental Technician
  2. Dentist
  3. Orthodontic Therapist
  4. Practice Manager
  5. DCP
  6. Dental Hygienist
  7. Dental Nurse
  8. Dental Technician
  9. Dental Therapist
  10. Receptionist
  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

Haleigh Pouliot

Verified Instructor


Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY

Graduated May 2013 with Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene


  • 2013 - Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene


Susan Loftus

17th Apr 2020

Straight forward and informative - thank you 

Joanne Stanier

12th Jan 2020

Refreshing existing knowledge.

Heather Lonergan

18th Jun 2019

Relevant and a good refresher.

Santiago Oliver Chamorro

22nd Aug 2018

Clear updating of the surface cleaning
Enhanced CPD Pro Logo