COVID-19 Webinars

Dental hygienists have a professional responsibility to continuously upgrade knowledge, skills and judgement and to assist in the prevention and management of outbreaks and emergencies. To support you in maintaining and improving your competence in coronavirus-related issues and evidence-based practice, CDHA is committed to enhancing your access to free, credible, continuing quality improvement activities during the pandemic.

New learning opportunities will be added as they become available so check back often.

Note: All webinar-associated criteria have been determined by the original source. CDHA does not guarantee availability or enrollment in these resources

*Professional Development credits/hours are determined by your provincial regulatory body. The estimated completion time noted above does not necessarily equal Professional Development credits/hours. Please contact your regulatory body for details.

Traditional Indigenous Approaches to Mental Health & Well-Being of Health-Care Providers

Presenter: Kahontakwas Diane Longboat, M.Ed. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Elder and Senior Project Manager Guiding Directions Implementation

Summary
This webinar is in partnership with the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)| Shkaabe Makwa, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), Chiefs of Ontario (COO) and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC).

Traditional Indigenous Approaches to Mental Health & Well-Being of Health-Care Providers


For questions about this webinar, contact RNAO.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance of positive mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Discuss the different emotions health-care providers may experience and explore ways to self-reflect
  • Understand self- care strategies that health-care providers can employ to support their positive mental health and well-being (i.e. using Indigenous and Non-Indigenous practices)
  • Share tools and resources for health-care providers to support their own mental health and well-being

Following completion of the webinar evaluation, you will have an opportunity to request a certificate of attendance.

Estimated completion time:
1 hour

Learner Assessment:
Unavailable

Certificate Available:
Available

Ask Our Experts: COVID-related Mask Questions for Dentists and Dental Hygienists

Panel Presenters: Jonathan McCallum, Mike Douglas and Tony Guarino

Summary
This panel discussion addresses pressing questions from the dental and dental hygiene community about face mask use and respirator fit testing. What is the difference between surgical masks and N95 respirators? What are the differences between N95, R95, and P95 respirators? What is a respirator fit test and how do qualitative and quantitative fit tests differ? As the conversations around COVID-19 and implications to practice continue to evolve, continue to arm yourself with the most up to date information available.

Ask Our Experts: COVID-related Mask Questions for Dentists and Dental Hygienists


For questions about this webinar, contact Levitt-Safety.

Estimated completion time:
1 hour

Learner Assessment:
Unavailable

Certificate Available:
Available

Hand Hygiene E-Learning Tool

Summary
Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Canada and Discovery Campus offer an online hand hygiene education module for healthcare workers and volunteers.

The e-learning tool is free to use, with a Discovery Campus account.

Hand Hygiene E-Learning Tool


For questions about this course, contact IPAC Discovery Campus.

Learning Objectives

  • Why hand hygiene in healthcare is important
  • What hand hygiene is
  • When hand hygiene is performed
  • Where hand hygiene is performed
  • How to perform hand hygiene
  • Some factors that impact the effectiveness of hand hygiene

Estimated completion time:
15 minutes

Learner Assessment:
Available

Certificate Available:
Available

Mental Health and Resilience During COVID-19

Presenter: Vicki Enns, MMFT, RMFT

Summary
The COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping our lives in a way that has great potential to impact our mental health. Key changes include heightened anxiety in our local community and the world; social and physical disconnection from others; and the ever-present threat of an unfolding unknown. These factors can create new mental concerns, or exacerbate existing ones, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and our patterns of coping. This webinar will explore key factors for understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Viewers will receive concrete guidance for building resilience and staying emotionally and mentally healthy during this stressful time, including insights for supporting children.

Mental Health and Resilience During COVID-19


For questions about this webinar, contact the Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute.

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Learning Objectives

  • explore the impact of COVID-19 on mental health
  • identify areas of resilience
  • describe concrete steps toward greater mental illness and overall health

Estimated completion time:
1 hour

Learner Assessment:
Unavailable

Certificate Available:
Available

WHO Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Presenter: Alice Simniceanu

Summary
This course provides information on what facilities should be doing to be prepared to respond to a case of an emerging respiratory virus such as the novel coronavirus, how to identify a case once it occurs, and how to properly implement IPC measures. This learning package consists of 3 modules with videos and downloadable presentations.

Module 1: Preparedness, readiness and IPC
Module 2: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19): its epidemiology, risk factors, definitions and symptomology
Module 3: Standard precautions, transmission-based precautions and COVID-19 specific recommendations

This webinar is offered for free to anyone who registers with their email address.

WHO Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


For questions about this webinar, contact the World Health Organization .

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Learning Objectives

  • define IPC and its role in the context of preparedness, readiness and response
  • describe the current epidemiological COVID-19 situation, including case definitions and signs & symptoms
  • describe source control, administrative controls and environmental and engineering controls
  • describe the WHO-recommended IPC measures for health care facilities, including when dealing with suspect or confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • describe additional IPC measures to be taken to assist in general preparedness within a health care facility

Estimated completion time:
1 hour

Learner Assessment:
Available

Certificate Available:
Available

WHO ePROTECT Respiratory Infections

Presenters: Dr. Nahoko Shindo and Dr. April Baller

Summary
All personnel responding to outbreaks of Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs) need to have the basic knowledge and skills to mount an effective response. They need to understand what ARIs are, how they are transmitted, how to assess the risk of infection and to understand basic hygiene measures to protect themselves. This learning package consists of 4 modules with videos and downloadable presentations.

Module 1: Preparedness, readiness and IPC
Module 2: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19): its epidemiology, risk factors, definitions and symptomology
Module 3: Standard precautions, transmission-based precautions and COVID-19 specific recommendations

This webinar is offered for free to anyone who registers with their email address.

WHO ePROTECT Respiratory Infections


For questions about this webinar, contact the World Health Organization .

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Learning Objectives

  • understand the basic principles of acute respiratory infections
  • assess the risk of infection and basic hygiene measures to protect against infection

Estimated completion time:
2 hours

Learner Assessment:
Available

Certificate Available:
Available

Update on COVID-19 and Infection Control

Presenter: Dr. Fiona Collins

Summary
The current outbreak of COVID-19 has dramatically impacted our lives. After reviewing the latest information on COVID-19 and methods of transmission, this webinar will discuss CDC interim guidelines and ADA recommendations regarding dental treatment. Against this background, we will also review personal protective equipment, the management of contaminated surfaces and instruments/devices, best practices for sterility assurance, and address frequently asked questions.

This webinar is offered for free to anyone who creates a new account with Viva Learning.

Update on COVID-19 and Infection Control


For questions about this webinar, contact Viva Learning .

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Estimated completion time:
1 hour

Learner Assessment:
Available

Certificate Available:
Available

COVID-19 Town Hall: Q & A with 4 Infection Prevention Compliance Consultants

Presenters: Mary Govoni, CDA, RDH, MBA; Olivia Wann, JD; Linda Harvey, MS, RDH, HRM; Leslie Canham, DA, RDA

Summary
We have brought together infection prevention and control compliance consultants for a town all style presentation that will answer the most common questions about COVID-19 as it relates to dental practices. Consultants will review new recommendations from the CDC for screen patients, PPE requirements, and managing product shortages as well as protecting patients and dental teams from aerosol and droplet contamination. Additional topics that will be discussed include hand hygiene, disinfectant selection, importance of practice protocols, and how to know what the current recommendations, directives and regulations are and how they apply to dentistry.

This webinar is offered for free to anyone who registers through Hu-Friedy.

COVID-19 Town Hall: Q & A with 4 Infection Prevention Compliance Consultants


For questions about this webinar, contact the Hu-Friedy.

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify the appropriate types of PPE required when performing emergency treatment for patients
  • Differentiate between emergency and elective care for dental patients
  • Develop a practice plan for additional patient screening
  • Demonstrate hand hygiene techniques as recommended by the CDC and the WHO
  • Evaluate practice surface disinfectant efficacy against SARS-CoV2

Estimated completion time:
1.5 hours

Learner Assessment:
Available

Certificate Available:
Available

Controlling Aerosols in the Dental Operatory: A Primary Concern

Presenter: Dr. David Reznik

Summary
Numerous entities are providing interim guidelines, regulations, and recommendations on the proper utilization and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), yet there is still much confusion of what to wear and when. In addition, limiting or controlling aerosols in the dental operatory is a primary concern so choosing the right air collection or air purification system is critical for maintaining a healthy dental environment. In this webinar, Dr. David Reznik walks through the various agencies and their recommendations as well as the proper and current utilization of PPE. He will also detail the technology behind air management and the selection criterium for proper implementation and introduce an effective tool to track tasks and ensure OSHA compliance.

This webinar is offered for free to anyone who creates a new account with Viva Learning.

Note: The information provided must be considered with respect to provincial regulation and policy guiding the profession of dental hygiene in Canada.

Controlling Aerosols in the Dental Operatory: A Primary Concern


For questions about this webinar, contact Viva Learning .

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify the various entities delivering guidelines and recommendations
  • Understand and implement proper use of PPE in the dental setting
  • Understand various products and techniques to control aerosols and air management
  • Understand the value of using tracking technology to stay OSHA compliant

Estimated completion time:
1 hour

Learner Assessment:
Available

Certificate Available:
Available

Disclaimer: Information presented is current to the date of recording and may not coincide with newly emerging COVID-19 research evidence following initial release. COVID-19 related learning is subject to change and should be critically appraised for its validity, reliability, and currency.