Recent Developments in Infection Control

Recent Developments in Infection Control

Course overview

This course will discuss Recent Developments in Infection Control and their practical implementation in the dental practice. Please note, this course will be delivered online via the Canvas Platform.

Important information:

- The course will be open from 1 July - 30 September
- A link to the course will be sent within 3 business days of registering
- This course is self-paced but must be completed by Wednesday 30 September 2020
- The course includes 8hrs of videos and an online exam
- Successful completion will be eligible for 6 CPD Points
- You will be advised when your CPD Certificate is available via your online portal

ADAQ recommends Members regularly attend CPD sessions for Infection Control to ensure they remain up-to-date and compliant with any new guidelines.


  • The latest on developments in key national documents including the Australian Standards, NHMRC Guidelines, CDNA guidelines, Immunize Australia guidelines, and the ACSQHC National Health Safety Standards. 
  • How to best use the 2015 ADA Guidelines and associated resources (the Self-Assessment Tool and the Infection Control Practical Guide). 
  • Structuring your practice infection control protocol to meet the Qld requirements for an Infection Control Management Plan. 
  • Implementing Hand Hygiene for maximal effectiveness and efficiency. 
  • Implementing transmission-based precautions: the when and how. 
  • Water quality for dental practice: what is needed where.

Speaker biography

Professor Laurie Walsh AO

Professor Laurence Walsh AO is a specialist in special needs dentistry who is based at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. 

Laurie has been teaching infection control and clinical microbiology for over 25 years at postgraduate level and has been the 
chief examiner in microbiology for the RACDS for the past 20 years. He has presented invited courses and lectures on 
infection control across Australia and internationally. Laurie has written over 60 articles on infection control in ADA publications
and over 200 articles on clinical microbiology in the dental literature. He serves on two committees of Standards Australia (personal protective equipment; and instrument reprocessing) and in recent years has been an adviser to the Communicable Diseases Network of Australia and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Laurie has been a member of the ADA Infection Control Committee since 1998. 

He has contributed to the development of various infection control protocols, guidelines and checklists and manuals used in Australia.

Event Pricing

ADA Member - $330
ADA Member Practice Staff - $330
Non Member - $429

Practice Staff Registration

If you are wanting to register multiple people from your Practice, please email with the following information:
Delegates First Name
Delegates Surname
Email address 
Any dietary/access requirements

Please note, we do require a unique email address for each delegate. Once an account has been created, they will have access to their online portal.

CPD Points

6 Scientific hours 
By registering for this course, you agree to the events terms and conditions outlined on the ADAQ website. 
7/1/2020 8:30 AM - 12/31/2020 5:00 PM

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