7 Spielman Road • Fairfield, NJ 07004

Infection Control/Opioid Mandatory Programs for Renewal: Live Webinar or Live at our School





This program can be attended as either a :

*LIVE INTERACTIVE webinar: you will need an i-phone, i-pad, lap top, or desk top to view it.  You do not need a microphone or webcam. Webinar links are emailed one day prior to the class date.


*Attend at our School:  we follow all the CDC/State Guidelines for Vocational Schools 


The NJ State Board of Dentistry has voted that :

Dentists are required to complete the 1 Hour Opioid and 2 hour Infection Control  CE

Registered Dental Hygienists are required to complete the  1 Hour Opioid and 1 Hour Infection Control CE

Registered Dental Assistants are required to complete 1 Hour of Opioid and 1 Hour of Infection Control CE

this renewal period (which expires on December 31, 2021)

                                        Certified Dental Assistants  must earn a minimum of 2 CEU credits in infection control annually


Infection Control:

Learning Objectives:  Upon completion of this program you will be able to understand:

  • The modes & mechanisms of transmission of pathogenic organisms in the dental setting & strategies for prevention and control.
  • Practice controls to reduce the opportunity for patient & healthcare worker exposure to potentially infectious material.
  • Selection and use of barriers and/or personal protective equipment.
  • Creating-Maintaining a safe environment for patient care through application of infection control principles-practices re: cleaning-disinfection-sterilization.
  • The prevention and management of infectious or communicable disease and managing personnel health and safety concerns related to infection control in dental settings.

Course Description: This program will cover the following:

  • Pathogen transmission and the workplace controls
  • How to identify and utilize Barrier Techniques.
  • The different types of sterilizations procedures & OSHA and State requirements
  • Responsibility of dental professionals: How to practice-monitor infection control practices


 Course Description:

Alternative approaches and pain management strategies will be reviewed as well as mandated topics including: informed consent for opioids, documentation, use of the prescription drug monitoring program, patient and caregiver education and minimizing patient exposure to opioids.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this program  participants will be able to:

  1. Describe opioid-reducing strategies for post treatment pain management in dentistry
  2. Discuss the current opioid epidemic in the US and worldwide and the role of the dentist in reducing the magnitude of this problem
  3. Describe how a dentist can prevent or reduce the likelihood of misuse, diversion and abuse of opioids
  4. Identify State required limits and guidelines related to prescribing controlled substances
  5. List the responsibilities of the dentist when providing pain management to patients from patient education to proper prescribing to careful documentation.

This program may be attended by Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants and Receptionists


Instructor:  Dr. Hillel Ephros (Hilly) is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and St. George’s University School of Medicine.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and served as an Examiner for that Board from 2003-9.  He chairs the Department of Dentistry at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ and directs the residency program in oral & maxillofacial surgery sponsored by St. Joseph’s in affiliation with New York Medical College where he is a member of the faculty.  Dr. Ephros also has adjunct faculty appointments at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and Rutgers.  He has published in the scientific literature, authored textbook chapters and received awards for teaching including the Archbishop John J. Meyers Outstanding Educator Award in 2003 at Seton Hall University.  Dr. Ephros serves as a member of the oral cancer workgroup of the New Jersey task force on the prevention and control of cancer and is the current Chairman of the Oral Cancer Consortium.

Additional information


Live Webinar: Wed. Sept. 29, 2021 Time: 1pm to 4pm, Attend at our School: Wed. Sept. 29, 2021 Time: 1pm to 4pm, Live Webinar: Fri. Nov. 12, 2021 Time: 12 pm to 3pm, Attend at our School: Fri. Nov. 12, 2021 Time: 12 pm to 3pm