Aerosol Generated Exposure

Aerosol generated exposure or AGE is the exposure risk posed to patients or dental professionals in the clinical environment. These risks come from:

  • The use of aerosol generating procedures or AGPs
  • Dental treatments i.e. impressions, radiographs, extractions
  • Natural body responses such as breathing, speaking, sneezing, coughing and gag reflex.

This course will help you apply AGEs 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) during dental procedures.

During this online, ECPD course you will learn:

  • The differences between an 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.
  • Fallow times
  • New cleaning and disinfection regimes for high and low risk AGEs.

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Course Curriculum

  • Introduction
    5 minutes
  • Aerosol Generated Exposures
    5 minutes
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    5 minutes
  • Fallow time
    5 minutes
  • Cleaning and disinfection
    5 minutes
  • Summary – AGEs
    5 minutes
  • Pre-Question Advice Preview
    1 minutes
  • Quiz – Aerosol Generated Exposure
    10 questions
  • Course Feedback
    5 minutes

Your GDPR Course includes

Up-to-date information

Our course material is both current and relevant; verified by leaders in the dental industry.

Various media

We use a combination of text, imagery, videos and presentations to help you get the most out of this course.

Course downloads

This course features documents for you to download and use in your dental practice.

Post-course feedback

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 30 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.

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