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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Course Details

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.

Cost & Payment Options

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  • Financial Options

  • Low Tuition (so everyone can afford it)

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Reviews From Our Students

Cynthia Lou
Cynthia Lou
You can just tell the instructors really care about you and they go above and beyond just to make their students understand the content. Love you Amy and Christie!!!
Shaun Kellam
Shaun Kellam
This school was the best thing to happen to me! My instructor Any was great, and the owner Christie was amazing at helping navigate the process from signing up, until grad day. Amy is a wonderfully teacher I couldn’t have asked for a better school and experience!! Thanks OC Dental!!
Ryleigh Quinn
Ryleigh Quinn
This school was amazing. The instructors were amazing and all wanted you to succeed
Ivan Maldonado
Ivan Maldonado
Nice and friendly people. Really great for new starter wanting to learning about teeth and assisting people
haylie morris
haylie morris
I would give this school ten stars if I could! I highly recommend looking into this school. The teachers care highly about your education, and they help so much after your schooling is finished too!
Sepideh Sharifi
Sepideh Sharifi
the instructor is really good and I learned a lot in that class I really recommend it.
Paige Courtney
Paige Courtney
Loved this school. Graduated from it in 2022. The instructors are beyond amazing and help you with every single thing you need. They find you internships then jobs and literally make sure you learn everything. Very proud to have graduated from here!
Lizeth Flores
Lizeth Flores
Great experience, amazing instructors who are very easy to talk to and easy to understand from them.
Nazli Nazemian
Nazli Nazemian
Amazing place, super friendly instructors, new career in less than 10 weeks!!
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Lizeth Maldonado
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