Dental hygienists need to be familiar with vaccination recommendations in order to protect themselves from exposure to infectious diseases and educate patients about the importance of immunizations.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify vaccination recommendations for health care professionals.
- Discuss the role of the dental hygienist in ensuring the dental team is appropriately vaccinated.
- Provide resources to patients on ensuring they receive appropriate vaccinations to maintain health.
This course was published in the July 2018 issue and expires July 2021. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.