Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Part of the Safe Practice: the New Normal Course Bundle

30-minute online ECPD course for Dental Professionals

PLEASE NOTE: Our COVID-19 courses are being regularly updated. Last update: 28 April 2021.

There are extremely robust infection control procedures for dealing with BBVs but much less robust procedures for air-borne viruses and contact viruses. Additions to standard infection control procedures, including the use of PPE, are therefore considered necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic and possibly beyond.

Dental practices must treat all patients as if they are infected and apply appropriately strict protocols for the protection of patients, clinicians, and team members.

The aim of this course is to provide up to date guidance on the correct use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that is required for safe working procedures in the dental practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This course is suitable for the clinical team.

The aim of this course is to provide up to date guidance on the correct use of personal protective equipment required for safe working procedures in the dental practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During this online, ECPD course you will learn:

  • Why COVID-19 is different from other infectious diseases.
  • How Aerosol Generating Exposures (AGEs) affect routine dentistry.
  • The correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to wear during the pandemic.
  • The differences between FFP2 and FFP3 masks.
  • How to don and doff PPE correctly.

This course is intended for all members of the clinical practice team to ensure that correct Personal Protective Equipment is worn in a safe and effective manner during the outbreak of COVID-19.

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Course Curriculum

  • Why is COVID-19 any different from other infectious diseases?
    5 minutes
  • What is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?
    5 minutes
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    5 minutes
  • Aerosol Generating Procedure (AGP)
    5 minutes
  • Aerosol Generated Exposures (AGEs)
    5 minutes
  • Risks relating to Aerosol Generated Exposures
    10 minutes
  • Disposable Gloves
    5 minutes
  • Fluid resistant surgical masks (FRSM)
    5 minutes
  • Additional Filtering Face Piece (FFP)
    5 minutes
  • What is the difference between FFP2 and FFP3 masks?
    5 minutes
  • There are two types of fit testing
    5 minutes
  • Visors
    30 minutes
  • Eye protection
    5 minutes
  • Protective clothing
    5 minutes
  • Uniform/scrub cleaning
    5 minutes
  • Reusable apparel
    5 minutes
  • Disposable aprons and gowns
    5 minutes
  • Footwear
    5 minutes
  • Public Health England PPE guidance
    5 minutes
  • Separate rooms for donning and doffing PPE
    5 minutes
  • Donning PPE
    5 minutes
  • Doffing PPE
    5 minutes
  • Summary – PPE
    5 minutes
  • Pre-Question Advice Preview
    1 minutes
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    10 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 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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