Aerosol-Generated Exposure and Fallow Times
45-minute online ECPD course for Dental Professionals
PLEASE NOTE: Our COVID-19 courses are being regularly updated. Latest update: 28 April 2021.
Aerosol generated exposure or AGE is the exposure risk posed to patients or dental professionals in the clinical environment.
Fallow time is the amount of time following a dental appointment that is allowed for droplets to settle and aerosol to disperse before environmental cleaning commences.
This course will help you apply AGEs and fallow time knowledge into your day to day, helping to keep everyone safe.
This course is suitable for the whole dental team.
The aim of this course is to enhance your understanding and knowledge of aerosol generated exposures (AGEs) and the correct fallow times during dental procedures.
During this online, ECPD course you will learn:
- The differences between and AGP and an AGE.
- High and low risk AGEs.
- The correct PPE for high and low risk AGEs.
- The correct PPE for reception duties and patients.
- The correct PPE for procedural risks.
- Fallow times.
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FDGP) (UK)
Aerosol Generated Exposures
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Risks relating to Aerosol Generated Exposures
What does fallow time mean?
Procedural and environmental risk mitigation
Procedural risk mitigation
Environmental risk mitigation
Calculating fallow time
SDCEP Algorithm for post AGP downtime
If procedure has only been a low-risk AGE
If procedure has involved a high-risk AGE
Tiered risk levels and fallow time
Summary – Aerosol Generated Exposure and Fallow Time
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Quiz – AGEs and Fallow Time
Course Feedback and Reflective Learning
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Our course material is both current and relevant; verified by leaders in the dental industry.
We use a combination of text, imagery, videos and presentations to help you get the most out of this course.
This course features documents for you to download and use in your dental practice.
Upon completion of the course you are required to complete a short feedback survey.
Frequently asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
The course begins when you are ready. Although the course duration is 45 minutes, you can work at your own pace, and your progress is saved automatically.
How long do I have access to the course?
After registering for the course, you have 365 days to access the course.
Does the course have a test?
Yes. There is a short assessment at the end of the course. You must achieve 80% or more to pass the course. If you do not pass, you have the opportunity to review the content and re-take the assessment when you are ready.
Does the course offer a certificate upon completion?
Yes. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a personalised certificate. This is saved to your personal dashboard. You can download and print this certificate when you require it. In addition, you are also credited with a digital badge that will feature in your personal dashboard.