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MRSA in Dental Settings

Leslie Canham

About This Course

Today, there is much concern about MRSA. MRSA, pronounced MERSA, stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. When patients ask the dental team about staph infections and MRSA they are looking for information and confirmation that they won’t get an infection from their dental visit. We can use this opportunity to tell patients about our infection control procedures and assure them that they are safe in our office. Everyone on the dental team should be able to answer simple questions from patients about MRSA infections and infection control. This course provides information and reliable resources on MRSA transmission..

Course Staff

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Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA

Leslie is an international speaker and consultant specializing in Infection Control, OSHA Compliance, HIPAA regulations, and treating special needs patients. Her vast experience in the dental field since 1972 along with her OSHA knowledge, gives Leslie a unique perspective on how dental practices can be safe, compliant, and productive. Leslie is recognized as a Certified Speaking Professional and has earned the reputation as an outstanding speaker in dentistry. Leslie is authorized as an OSHA Trainer and is approved by the California Dental Board and the Academy of General Dentistry (PACE) as a continuing education provider. In addition to her busy speaking schedule, Leslie provides in-office training, consulting, mock OSHA inspections, dental office audits, and webinars.

Certification Information

Approved Pace Program Provider
Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement 7/1/19 to 6/30/23
Provider ID #309475
Students who successfully complete this course will receive 2 Continuing Education Credits.

This course provider is registered in the state of California to provide license renewal for California Provider #3825

Always check with your specific state/territory board and licensing requirements. For dental professionals in the United States, check requirements according to the American Dental Association website. For information about continuing education requirements in Canada, visit the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry or the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to purchase a textbook for this course?

All the required reading for this course is included in the course.

If I have both a DentalPost Dental Professional and DentalPost Dental Practice account, which do I need to log into to take the course?

Use the DentalPost Dental Professional account to take the course. If you only have a DentalPost Practice profile, you will need to create a Dental Professional account, which is free to do.

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