Lahore- Institute of Advanced Dental Sciences and Research (IADSR) organized a one-day workshop on ‘Cross Infection Control in a Private Setting’. It was held as a part of the 9th Professional Diploma in Advanced General dentistry (PDAGD). The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Sameer Nasir BDS, MS (Restorative).
The workshop was initiated with an introduction to cross-infection, the chain of infection, the pathway of microorganisms and different modes of infection transmission. Dr. Samir discussed the prevention of infection transmission in-detail with SOPs which must be practiced for infection control. He further elaborated on different techniques for infection control including sterilization, appropriate disposition of contaminated waste material and wrapping to participants. Further on, Dr. Samir taught management of high-risk patients, general protocols for patient’s examination, and cross infection control steps for individual dental procedures. He emphasized immensely on the immunization of practitioners which is not practiced by many practitioners and explained infection control in dental radiology as well.
The last session was hands-on workshop, comprising an identification of Instrument Processing area in private practice, receiving instruments and washing, autoclaving, instrumental drying and storage. The dental unit for start, in between and end of the day which also included preparation for fillings, extractions, impressions, dental implants and aligners were prepared by facilitators.
Participants performed the hands-on session enthusiastically.