OC Dental Academy
8-Hour Infection Control

Infection control, safety, and proper management of hazardous materials in dentistry are some of the most important aspects to know within the healthcare industry.  In fact, there is an increasing demand, by our society, to document all actions in healthcare and a variety of other areas.  Furthermore, news media and the Internet have made dental patients more and more aware of microorganisms, disease occurrence and prevention.  OC Dental Academy’s 8-Hour Infection Control course will give students the confidence to care for patient’s health and answering any of their questions.

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At OC Dental Academy, our 8-Hour Dental Infection Control course is a California Dental Board Approved course that will fulfill the requirements for an unlicensed dental assistant and requirements for your RDA (Registered Dental Assistant) application. The course will provide students with basic concepts, step-by-step procedures, and the current regulatory aspects related to infection control and office safety. Our Dental Infection Control course consists of 4 hours of online learning and 4 hours of clinical instruction. At the end of our course, you will have your 8-Hour Infection Control Certification. This course is non-refundable.

  • 4 Hours of online learning
  • 4 Hours of laboratory and clinical instruction
  • All Materials and Supplies
  • California 8-Hour Infection Control Printed Certificate at the end of class.
Students will be trained in the following areas:
  • Microbiology and Infection Control

  • Characteristics of Microorganisms

  • Development of Infectious Diseases

  • Emerging Diseases

  • Oral Microbiology and Plaque-associated Diseases

  • Blood-borne Pathogens

  • Oral and Respiratory Diseases

  • Infection Control Regulations

  • Immunization

  • Protective Barriers

  • Instrument Processing

  • Surface and Equipment Asepsis

  • Dental Unit Water Asepsis

  • Aseptic Techniques

  • Laboratory and Radiographic Asepsis

  • Waste Management

  • A Clinical Asepsis Protocol

  • About the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  • OSHA Inspections

  • Management of the Office Safety Program

  • Medical Tourism

  • Managing Chemicals Safely

  • Greener Infection Control

  • Employee Fire Prevention and Emergency Action Plans

  • Infection Control Concerns During Remodeling or Construction

Course Requirements

The following requirements are necessary to enroll in the 8-Hour Infection Control Course offered by OC Dental Academy:

Person must speak English
Student must wear scrubs
Student must have hair pulled back
Student must wear closed toes footwear

Effective January 1, 2010, The Dental Board of California, under B&P Section 1750, requires each unlicensed dental assistant under a dentist’s continuous employment for 120 days or more, and within a year of the date of employment, to complete a Dental Board- approved course in infection control, with a minimum length of 8 hours, and a Dental Board-approved course in the California Dental Practice Act.


A Career to be Proud of

OC Dental Academy invites you to join a new, accelerated, low-cost course in Dental Assisting. We offer this opportunity from the perspective of practicing dentists and experienced dental assistants in the setting of an actual dental office. While we will seek to give you exposure to a wide range of dental techniques, materials, and dental knowledge, we will focus on the skills needed as “core necessities” for job acquisition.

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OC Dental Academy offers a hands-on course designed to give you the basic fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to start your new career, at a minimum cost of time and expense.

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