AGD Subject Code: 148
Understanding disease transmission and the risk of bloodborne pathogens is key to reducing occupational exposures.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis B and C virus infections and how to prevent infection.
- Discuss the infections that put oral health professionals at greatest risk.
- Explain strategies for managing occupational exposures and follow-up care.
This course was published in the June 2023 issue and expires June 2026. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.