Infection Prevention And Control - Achieving Best Practice


This course has been updated to reflect the soon to be released ADA’s Guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control 4th Ed. (2020) and NSW Health’s updated advice on COVID-19

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) compliance continues to be a priority in NSW. More than ever the Australian health care consumer expects a safe visit to the dentist. We know the dental profession trusts ADA NSW to distil vast amounts of dynamic information into sensible and manageable action based implementation strategies to achieve best practice.

Our reputation for delivering innovative IPC education that is contemporary, concise and accurate has seen over 1650 people attend this course. This is a constantly evolving course that reflects the dynamic landscape of IPC and is structured around our performance based data from over 150 IPC reviews. The purpose of this course is to deliver high value and high impact quality improvement opportunities that reflect contemporary IPC best practice.

This course is suitable for all registered dental practitioners, Australian Dental Council candidates, prosthetists, dental practice teams, industry and product representatives and consumer advocates.

Topics Include

  • Defining the key Infection Prevention and Control areas
  • Healthcare consumer expectations and how to manage them
  • Revealing what affects compliance and team performance
  • Learn when transmission-based precautions would apply
  • How to complete a steriliser log
  • Demystify steriliser testing and indicator use
  • Spaulding classification and why this makes all the difference
  • Objective approach to Batch Control Identification
  • Confidence with storage of instruments and managing the environment
  • PPE vs Uniform – what is the difference
  • Sterilising room – the top areas of opportunity
  • Endodontics, the lab, and handpieces – give me the facts

Learning Objectives

  • Gain knowledge and confidence to make risk based IPC decisions
  • Understand the common grey areas – and make them black and white
  • Objectively review the status quo with confidence of what best practice can look like
  • Be informed of the multitude of resources available to achieve IPC confidence
  • Clarify regulations that apply to an office based dental practice
  • Understand what IPC requirements are related to accreditation
  • Understand what contemporary hand hygiene principles involve and how to apply them in a dental practice
  • Practical advice about what to do back at the practice
  • Articulate what the latest documents and information you are supposed to have available

Providers Terms


All bookings and enquiries concerning advertising should be directed to the Marketing Coordinator. Acceptance of advertisements does not imply endorsement by the Australian Dental Association (NSW Branch) Limited or the ADA NSW Centre for Professional Dental Development Limited. Please visit the course provider's website to view our Advertising Media Kit for further information.

ADA NSW Clinical Training Centre

Street: Level 2, 1 Atchison Street, St Leonards NSW 2065

Postal: PO Box 132, St Leonards NSW 1590

Phone: 1800 737 346

Email: [email protected]


Registration Information

Registrations must be made in writing by booking online at or complete a registration form and return to ADA NSW CPD by fax to 1300 134 901, email to [email protected] or post to PO Box 132, St Leonards NSW 1590. Additional registration forms can be downloaded here.


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.


The information and opinions presented at the professional development programs described in our Program Guide or on the CPD website are those of the presenters. Presentation at a CPD program of clinical methods, materials, techniques, or approaches to business issues that arise in dental practice, do not constitute endorsement by the Australian Dental Association (NSW Branch) Limited or ADA NSW Centre for Professional Dental Development Limited. By registering for a CPD professional development program, the delegate takes sole responsibility for the use of any information provided in the program. CPD reserve the right to alter the program details as circumstances require.

Photography And Video Disclaimer

ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event held by ADA NSW CPD in publications or media produced, used or contracted by ADA NSW CPD without the expressed written permission of those included in the photograph/video. A person attending an ADA NSW CPD course who does not wish to have their image recorded for distribution should contact ADA NSW CPD in writing to [email protected] Please click here to view the full photography and video disclaimer.


The collection of your details is primarily for the purpose of registering you on the selected event/s. The information provided will be held on the CPD database and may be used for future marketing of CPD events and may be provided to sponsors of CPD events and other third parties selected by ADA CPD if you have agreed to this. If you do not wish to have your details made available to these external parties, you can update your marketing preferences at any time by contacting [email protected] or call 1800 737 346.

What To Bring

Generally, most clinical instruments and materials are supplied for hands-on courses held at the CTC. Please bring your own magnification loupes to clinical hands-on workshops.


To keep course fees down, some materials and products used in workshops may be provided by dental suppliers. Representatives may be in attendance at these events.

Dietary Requests

CPD will endeavour to accommodate special dietary requests, please request at the time of booking. In some cases, special dietary requests may incur an extra charge.


In the situation whereby a transfer is permitted, a maximum of two (2) transfers can be made per registration. 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).

Course Notes

In the interest of environmental sustainability, CPD may replace printed course notes with an electronic copy which will be emailed to participants following the course. To ensure receipt of these notes, please advise CPD of your correct email address on your registration.

CPD Hours/Certificates

Attendance certificates will be available to download via your online ‘MyCPD’ account on the CPD website 2 days after the course. Participants who cannot attend for the entire day/hours will have their certificate adjusted accordingly.

Dentists - Members$472Select
Hygienists/Therapists - Members$376Select
Dental Team - Members$279Select
Non Members$567Select
Contact Hours:

6.5 hrs


Sat, 05 September 2020

Start Time:

9:00 AM


1 Day






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29 Cameron St,
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Kylie Robb

Kylie is ADA NSW’s Practice Services Manager and has been instrumental in advocating for best practice in infection control standards while promoting the benefits of accreditation to hundreds of practice teams in Australia. She is a Director on the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control’s Executive Council, has a Master of Health Services Management in Clinical Leadership from the University of Technology, Sydney, is a Credentialed Infection Control Professional – Primary and is Conjoint Lecturer for Newcastle University among many achievements. Kylie is a popular speaker, having presented her IPC course over 50 times across Australia. In 2019, Kylie was selected as a member of the coveted Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s International Ambassador Program.

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