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Infection Control: What Your Office Needs to Know with Rina Nowka

February 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Presenter: Rina Nowka, RDH, MA​
Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge, NJ 07661

CE Credits: 4
AGD Code: 148
Subject: Infectious Control Lecture
*Breakfast Included

Course Description:

This course satisfies the NY State Infection Control Requirement for NY Licensee’s.

This course was developed to educate dental professionals regarding the most current evidence-based practices and principles needed to implement an infection control program in a dental health care setting. It also addresses OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogen Standards as well as the 2016 CDC Updates and Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings. This course has been approved by the NY State Education Department.

This course is a required and comprehensive update on infection control issues including:

  • Hand Hygiene
  • Latex Sensitivity
  • Updated Guidelines on Post Exposure Management
  • Engineered Sharps/Safety Devices
  • Immunization Series Recommended for DHCW
  • And More!

Learning Objectives

  • Understand updated and current CDC infection control Guidelines
  • NY Licensee’s satisfaction of the NY State Infection Control Requirements

All dentists and dental hygienists in the state of New York must complete course work or training appropriate to their practice regarding infection control and barrier precautions, including engineering and work controls to prevent the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the hepatitis b virus (HBV) in the course of professional practice, EVERY FOUR YEARS according to Section 6505-b of the Education Law. You must attest to having completed this requirement to the State Education Department on your first licensure/registration application and at every subsequent registration.

About the Speaker

Rina Nowka, RDH, MS

Rina Nowka

Rina Nowka is a practicing dental hygienist for over 20 years. She received her RDH at Bergen Community College and her Masters of Arts Degree in Health Education from Montclair State University. For 9 years, Ms. Nowka was a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Dental Hygiene Program at NYU College of Dentistry. Ms. Nowka worked for Colgate Oral Pharmaceutical as a Professional Sales Representative and National Trainer. She has published in the Journal of Dental Education and has lectured at numerous dental health related meetings.​

Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Course:

"A varied review of multiple topics. Best Infection Control review I have taken over many years - most complete!"

– Dr. Ronald Saluk, Astoria, NY

"NJHPDI always provides a comforting surrounding for seminars and provides a great course. Ms. Nowka is a fine speaker"

– Dr. Mali Hung, Ft. Lee, NJ

"Excellent - refreshing infection control education."

– Dr. Junho Jung, Hyde Park, NY

"I was reminded what requires a biohazard bag and what doesn't. Also I was interested to know what you can test thru safety cleanliness of your water line."


Dentist: $195    |   Staff: $145


February 10
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge NJ, 07661
1060 Main Street, Suite 201
River Edge NJ, 07661
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