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Photo is of a dental hygienist. Copy is: Dental Infection Control Coordinator. Prevent Disease. Protect Patients. Make an Impact.


Every dental office is required to have a Dental Infection Control Coordinator – earn your certificate and you can fill that role!


Cabrillo College’s NEW online Dental Infection Control Coordinator Certificate teaches you how to prevent and reduce disease transmission while making a positive impact on dental patients.

The best part? It just takes two non-credit FREE courses, completed in five weeks, to earn your Dental Infection Control Coordinator Certificate and there are no prerequisites required.


Fall 2020 Classes

REGISTER NOW! Classes start October 12, 2020.

DH-460A Intro to Dental Infection Control

Provides instruction required for certification in the role of infection control coordinator in the dental setting. Topics include chain of infection, evidence-based guidelines and standards, governing agency regulations, protocols and procedures for infection control, and development of an infection control protocol for a dental office.

Duration: 4 weeks | Location: Online | Prerequisites: None | View Class

DH460B - Clinical Application to Dental Infection Control Lab

Teaches, in a laboratory environment, the basic required protocols and procedures used in the dental setting for infection control and aseptic techniques, such as proper instrument sterilization, spore testing of sterilizers, and dental unit water quality standards.

Duration: 8 hours | Location: Main Campus | Prerequisite: DH460A | View class

Registration

  • If you are already a registered Cabrillo College Student, REGISTER HERE.
  • If you are not currently registered, start by APPLYING TO CABRILLO. Once you are admitted to Cabrillo College, you can register for DH460A and DH460B.
  • Please email webreg@cabrillo.edu for techincal issues with registration.

You do NOT need to apply to the Dental Hygiene program to register for DH460A or DH460B.


This Program Is Perfect For:

Individuals with no experience looking for a new, in-demand career that pays well and positively impacts others.
Dental professionals looking to increase their skillset and provide essential safety standards within their dental office.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does an Infection Control Coordinator do?

Dental Infection Control Coordinators ensure that a dental practice provides the safest environment for patients and employees. They oversee infection control standards, provide education and training, and ensure compliance with protocols and procedures. Employment is available in dental offices, clinics, and healthcare organizations.

How do I become an Infection Control Coordinator?

You can earn your Dental Infection Control Coordinator Certificate by completing two courses:

  • DH 460A: Intro to Dental Infection Control (online)
    (4 week online course)
  • DH 46B: Dental Infection Control Lab (main campus)
    (8 hour lab course)

What prerequisites are needed?

This program is open to anyone. You do not need to have a dental background to earn the Dental Infection Control Coordinator Certificate. No requisites are needed to register for DH460A.

How do I register for courses?

  • If you are already a registered Cabrillo College Student, REGISTER HERE.
  • If you are not currently registered, start by APPLYING TO CABRILLO. Once you are admitted to Cabrillo College, you can register for DH460A and DH460B.

Note: You do NOT need to apply to the Dental Hygiene program to register for DH460A or DH460B.


 

Go from Cabrillo to Career with a Dental Infection Control Coordinator Certificate.

 

Contact:

Noel Kelsch, RDHAP, MS, Dental Hygiene Program Director
nokelsch@cabrillo.edu


This program is supported by the Improving Online CTE Pathways project, funded by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office’s California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI) as part of a one-year grant award for Cabrillo College. For more information, please visit http://cvc.edu/pathwaysgrant.

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