gloved hands with a cleaning cloth and bottle, in the foreground is an ipad with a man sneezing

Spear faculty have added a new online course that provides clinicians with a comprehensive summary of safety measures for optimal dental patient care and team safety as more practices begin recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

Presented by Dr. Marie Fluent, the Spear Online “Road Map for Resuming Dental Care After COVID-19 Pandemic” course (1.0 CE credits) includes recommendations for basic infection control principles for the dental office, such as standard and transmission-based precautions.

In the course based on her original webinar, Dr. Fluent – education consultant for the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention – cites the most current standards from the ADA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration to help enable dental practices to mitigate community spread as they reopen nationwide.

RECOVERY RESOURCES: Available to Spear Online members, the Practice Recovery Program provides a framework with virtual training tools and growth plans that help dental practices stay safe and financially secure in the “new normal.”

While the CDC and ADA called for postponement of elective procedures during the first wave of the new coronavirus pandemic, dentists were understandably eager to open their practices. Now experts like Dr. Fluent and Spear faculty say it is paramount for dental practices to consider the safety of their staff and patients.

Dr. Fluent is passionate about improving dental infection control and patient safety. Through her writing, webinars and lectures, she has educated thousands of dental professionals and students. Additionally, she has extensive experience as a clinical instructor, speaker, author and consultant.