Infection Prevention and Control - Achieving Best Practice


Practice teams want confidence that their Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) processes are compliant and best practice to enhance public safety. 

Understanding what is required and then implementing these processes at the practice is not always easy. Last year ADA NSW’s Kylie Robb reviewed over 100 dental practice’s IPC processes and has since utilised that experience to create a targeted course that reveals what the key IPC areas of opportunity are for practices, breaks down what specifically needs to be done to achieve IPC best practice and highlights common ‘bloopers’ and what to do about them. 

This course aims to build participants confidence with their Infection Prevention and Control processes by highlighting straightforward strategies to reduce risk, ensure best practice and improve efficiency. It is suitable for the entire team.

Topics include

  • What are the key Infection Prevention and Control areas?
  • What affects compliance and team performance?
  • What is the top area of opportunity for improvement….and why?
  • When would transmission-based precautions apply?
  • Batch Control Identification
  • Storage of instruments, the practice environment and more
  • PPE vs Uniform – what do I have to do?
  • Sterilising room – where do most practices go wrong?
  • Endodontics, the lab, and handpieces – give me the facts
  • How to complete steriliser logs; and what else do you have monitor in the steri?
  • Spaulding classification and why this makes all the difference

Learning Objectives

  • Gain knowledge and confidence with the key IPC areas and learn how to implement these successfully
  • Understand what contemporary hand hygiene principles involve and how to apply them in a dental practice
  • Apply efficient strategies to reprocess instruments
  • Confidently set-up the treatment room for IPC success
  • Identify what specific testing of equipment and indicators are required
  • Implement an effective practice cleaning schedule

Providers Terms


Delegate places in events are confirmed once full payment has been received. While credit card is the preferred method of payment, CPD will provide an invoice with 14-day payment terms to those participants who choose to pay by cheque. CPD reserves the right to apply a 10 percent surcharge for registrations made within three (3) business days of an event. (CPD accepts payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Cheque, Direct Debit or Bank Cheque).


All course fees include 10 percent GST in the total cost except where stated. All tax invoices will show CPD's ABN 34 000 021 232.

Delegate cancellation

Cancellations of any event must be received in writing by email to [email protected] Substitution of delegates can occur at any time at no additional cost. Course fees or part thereof cannot be transferred to another event when cancellation occurs within two (2) weeks* of the original event. (*1 week equals 7 full days). CPD takes no responsibility for changes to delegate work commitments or personal circumstances.

Cancellation of hands on programs

For cancellations of hands-on program places made at least four (4) weeks* prior to the event in question, a credit note for the full course fee will be given to be used towards a future course. A credit note of 50 percent of the course fee will be given for cancellations of up to two (2) weeks* prior to the event. No credit will be given for cancellations made with less than two (2) weeks* notice. A $50 administration fee applies to ALL cancellations.

Cancellation of lecture programs

For cancellations of lecture program places made at least two (2) weeks* prior to the event in question, a credit note for the full course fee will be given to be used towards a future course. A credit note of 50 percent of the course fee will be given for cancellations up to one (1) week* prior to the event. No credit note will be given for cancellations made with less than one (1) weeks* notice. A $50 administration fee applies to ALL cancellations.

Failure to attend

A delegate who fails to attend will be liable for 100 percent of the course fee.

Program cancellation / rescheduling

CPD takes all care to produce high quality program events that deliver as promised. All advertised details are correct at the time of publication. However when circumstances beyond our control prevail, CPD reserves the right to cancel, postpone, relocate or reschedule any program. If CPD exercises this option, CPD will employ reasonable endeavours to notify delegates as early as possible to minimise inconvenience. CPD will not accept any responsibility for travel and accommodation costs incurred by delegates. Where a refund is due to a delegate, a refund for the amount paid will be issued within 30 days of notification. In the case of program post-ponement or rescheduling, the delegate may choose to transfer the fee from the cancelled course to a future program of equal value. In this case these terms and conditions apply.

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Member Hygienists/Therapists$284Closed
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Contact Hours:

6.5 hrs


Thu, 19 December 2019

Start Time:

9:00 AM


1 Day






Centre for Professional Development

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1 Atchison Street St Leonards,
Sydney, New South Wales,
Australia, 2065

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Kylie Robb

Kylie Robb is well qualified and has the access, opportunity, and support of the peak body to have a greater influence on improving infection control standards in dental practices across NSW and the ACT. 

Through her role as ADA NSW’s Infection Control Consultant, she visited over 100 dental practices supporting members to ensure their processes are best practice through the Onsite Infection Control Review service that she developed and implemented. Kylie is currently ADA NSW's Practice Services Manager.

Kylie has a Master of Health Services Management in Clinical Leadership from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). She was recognised as an Alternate Recipient for the SHEA International Ambassador Award earlier this year, she is a current member of the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control's (ACIPC) Education and Professional Services Committee. Kylie is a Gold Standard Hand Hygiene Compliance Auditor and Assessor through Hand Hygiene Australia and was formally recognised as a national 2015 HESTA Primary Health Care ‘Young Leader’ Award finalist for her innovative support framework that has seen over 600 dental practices achieve accreditation for the first time.

Kylie is an engaging public speaker. She has presented at Australasian IPC Conferences, ADA National Conferences, Public Hospital IPC Masterclass education days and routinely conducts educational training courses for our members at our Centre for Professional Development in Sydney.

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