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Expert headlines infection prevention and control in dentistry

Karachi: A one-day interactive session and hands on workshop on ‘Infection Prevention and Control in Dentistry’ was recently conducted as part of first specialized course. The session was headed by Dr Jamal Syed, Director, Center of Dental Education and Medical (CODE-M). The workshop was conducted by Dr Adil Bin Irfan, Faculty and Head of Safety, Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine.

The workshop demonstrated all aspects of the Infection Prevention and Control in Dentistry (IPACD) protocols for dental auxiliaries and dentists. The course also gave knowledge on different levels of precautionary measures based on the risk levels a patient brings to any establishments. It also highlighted ways to act efficiently and economically according to the various types of patients that dental health care professionals can encounter. The burning issue of the Corona Virus was also one of the topics discussed in the workshop. The tutorial on World Health Organization-WHO based guidelines to hand hygiene was the highlight of the course.

Participants included students from multiple institutions and few belonged to interior Sindh. The interactive session, video demonstrations and IPACD awareness was appreciated by the audience. Dr Adil also revealed about his upcoming advance course in IPACD with the specialist speakers from Australia in next few months at CODE-M.

-DN Report

March 7, 2020

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