Indiana Law and Ethics for Dental Professionals, 5th Edition

About the Course:
The course identifies violations of the Indiana Dental Practice Act that can result in the denial, revocation, or suspension of a license. In addition to discussing the Indiana state laws that govern dental professionals, the course describes the federal regulations promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), with particular emphasis on the OSHA regulations most commonly violated by dental offices and clinics throughout the United States.
Learning Objectives
  • Differentiate between the terms ethics and jurisprudence.
  • Discuss the specific use of the five principles that guide the American Dental Association (ADA) Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Explain how the laws of Indiana and the ADA Code of Professional Conduct apply to dentists and dental hygienists.
  • Discuss the OSHA regulations that apply to dental offices and those that are most frequently violated.
  • Describe the recommendations for infection control in dentistry of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other branches of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Discuss the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and its updates, as well as the Hazard Communication Standard.
  • List updates to the Indiana Dental Practice Act.
About the Author:
Christine Wisnom, RN, BSN, is a nurse educator for Omega Educational Associates. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Her primary areas of interest are infectious diseases and infection control, and she lectures locally, nationally, and internationally on these topics. Ms. Wisnom served as both a member and as the chair of the Infection Control/Biosafety Committee at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry for many years. She has published numerous articles and abstracts in medical and dental journals and has coordinated multiple research projects.
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