Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection

60-minute online ECPD course for Dental Professionals

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Cleanliness and proper hygiene practices are paramount in creating a safe and well-maintained environment for dental teams and patients. This course will provide you with a comprehensive framework that will enable you and your team to work together to maintain a clean and safe environment.

The responsibility of cleaning is not limited to a single person but rather involves everyone working in the practice who has a role in maintaining the dental environment. This course is designed with all team members in mind.

Duration: 60 Minutes

Suitable for the whole dental team

This online training course provides a framework for the effective and efficient environmental cleaning and disinfection of a dental practice. Establishing a cleaning framework will enable all team members to work together towards creating a clean, safe, and well-maintained practice. The course also outlines the importance of cleaning and disinfecting in preventing the spread of disease.

The objectives of this course are:

  • To highlight the importance of a clean, safe and well-maintained environment
  • To identify the benefits of effective cleaning and disinfection, including reducing the risk of infection, preventing cross-contamination, and promoting good hygiene practices.
  • To establish a cleaning specification that outlines the cleaning procedures, products, and frequency required to maintain a safe and clean working environment for staff and patients.
  • To identify good practices in wearing personal protective equipment and hand hygiene.
  • To provide cleaning checklists and logs for each area of the practice that requires cleaning, which will help to ensure that all areas are cleaned regularly and thoroughly.
  • To outline the general and clinical environmental cleaning processes that should be followed to maintain cleanliness and prevent infection.

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Course Curriculum

  • Introduction
    5 minutes
  • Importance of a clean, safe and well-maintained dental practice
    5 minutes
  • What is environmental cleaning?
    5 minutes
  • The general environment
    5 minutes
  • Clinical environment
    5 minutes
  • The role of the Practice Manager
    5 minutes
  • Who is involved in cleaning responsibilities?
    5 minutes
  • Establishing a cleaning framework
    5 minutes
  • What is a cleaning specification?
    5 minutes
  • Cleaning checklists and logs
    5 minutes
  • Practice Managers and cleaning checklists
    5 minutes
  • Team members and the use of checklists
    5 minutes
  • What are the benefits of effective cleaning and disinfection?
    5 minutes
  • Cleaning essentials
    5 minutes
  • Colour codes for cleaning equipment and areas of the practice
    5 minutes
  • Cleaning equipment
    5 minutes
  • Can I use a vacuum cleaner in the clinical areas?
    5 minutes
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    5 minutes
  • Hand hygiene
    5 minutes
  • The cleaning and disinfection process
    5 minutes
  • Cleaning with chemicals
    5 minutes
  • Direction and order of cleaning processes
    5 minutes
  • Manual cleaning actions
    5 minutes
  • Cleaning floors
    5 minutes
  • Floors in the clinical area
    5 minutes
  • Summary – Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection
    5 minutes
  • Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection
    15 questions

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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 60 minutes, you can work at your own pace, and your progress is saved automatically.

How long do I have access to the course?

After you have successfully enrolled on the course, there is no limit on when you must complete the course by. 

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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