DENTISTRY
Infection Control Solutions

Subscription Programs

Our Subscription Programs allow you to bundle services and resources to save time, money and worry. All of our programs include site visits to your practice, office infection control policies, and access to our consultants to help answer the questions that come up through the year as well as to help confirm the correct information when you are dealing with conflicting advice. Whether you are looking to simply see where you stand in relation to the guidelines and regulations, you want a hand to build up your existing program, or you need to start from the ground up, we can help you find personalized solutions for your practice.

COMPLETE COMPLIANCE FOR DENTISTRY Subscription Membership

The gold level subscription program aims to help you become and stay compliant with the latest infection control requirements throughout the year. It includes a General Office Assessment, 3 Practice Audits, online training, policies, a plaque and letter of completion, a logs and forms resource binder, unlimited priority phone and email access to our consultant team, and updates of changes to practice. This provides complete support to ensure you are protecting your patients, staff, and your practice.

ESSENTIALS COMPLIANCE FOR DENTISTRY Subscription Membership

The silver level subscription program helps give your existing infection control program a boost and provides the framework to further develop your program. It includes a General Office Assessment, 1 Practice Audit, generic policies, online training, email access to our consulting team, and updates to changes of practice. This provides support to make sure that your IPAC program is on the right track.

BASIC COMPLIANCE FOR DENTISTRY Subscription Membership

The bronze level subscription program provides an assessment of your established infection control program and provides the groundwork for future improvements. It includes a General Office Assessment, generic policies, a 1 hour follow up phone consultation, and updates to changes of practice. This provides an overview of where you stand and offers direction for improvements at your practice.

Infection Control Solutions

Our team of consultants can help you build a plan based on the needs of your particular office. We provide feedback and recommendations to help you understand all aspects of your infection control program, and our detailed reports help to get you back on track.

COVID-19 Preparedness Assessment

The current global pandemic has put modern infection prevention and control methods to the ultimate test. As a means to continue our fight against this ever-present threat, it is imperative that all health care facilities have completed a risk assessment, developed policies and procedures, and have provided frontline staff with updated training and education.  IPAC Consulting will conduct an onsite risk assessment to provide you with customized COVID-19 policies and procedures and training for your frontline workers.  We know that the health and safety of both your staff and patients is of the utmost importance to you. Our certified Health and Safety and IPAC Consultants will ensure you have a robust plan going forward.

General Office ASSESSMENT for Dentistry

A certified IPAC Consultant will apply the complex infection control standards to the operation of your dental clinic by auditing policies and procedures, education and training, record-keeping, and physical attributes of your dental clinic, including your sterilization centre. This assessment provides a verbal on-site confirmation and an in-depth written report of baseline administrative controls as they pertain to infection control requirements. After our visit, you will have a better understanding of any gaps in your practice through our in-depth gap analysis, and our customized action list will help you prioritize the recommendations. The Office Assessment mirrors the Public Health Inspection checklists.

Dental Sterilization Centre ASSESSMENT & DESIGN REVIEW

Cross contamination can pose a significant infection risk to patients and is the central focus of Public Health inspections. An IPAC Consultant will examine the plans for your reprocessing areas and identify changes to the physical layout of the Sterilization Centre in order to be compliant with Public Health requirements. Upon completion, you will understand any gaps through our advanced risk matrix and gap analysis, and be able to develop a plan to correct them with our action list.

Dental Office PRACTICE AUDIT

Practice Audits are the most important step in ensuring compliance. While the General Office Assessment and the Sterilization Centre Assessment are the groundwork for knowledge and reprocessing area set-up, the actions of staff demonstrate an application of infection control principles and is a main component of a Public Health inspection. An IPAC Consultant will evaluate staff actions anonymously before, during, and after patient care, with a special focus on tasks such as hand-washing, using personal protective equipment appropriately, and proper cleaning and handling of equipment. Upon completion, you will understand any gaps through our in-depth written report.

Infection Control COMPLIANCE PROGRAM for Dentistry

Bundle the General Office Assessment and two Practice Audits to complete our Compliance Program. Once you have satisfied any outstanding action items identified on your audits and have received 80% compliance on two consecutive Practice Audits, we will vouch for your practice by issuing a Compliance Letter and a Certificate of Completion to put on display at your dental clinic.

Education & Training Services

Education is key to ensuring that everyone is up to date with the core principles of infection control in the dental office. Our annual online training modules offer a simple, dental specific solution to helping keep your staff up to date. Each module is eligible for CE credits and provides a certificate at completion.

Annual Training for DENTAL CLINICAL STAFF

These online learning modules written specifically for dentistry staff will satisfy infection control requirements and provide education especially for the dental environment and support for infection control work-flows. The Ministry of Health requires annual, formalized infection prevention and control (IPAC) training for all clinical staff, with an evaluation component and documentation of training received. In addition, all new hires must also have formalized, evaluated training in infection control principals. Our education modules will allow you to meet these requirements.

The participant has the flexibility to complete the content at their own pace, at home or in the office. At the end of every module, an assessment quiz evaluates the participant’s learning and an 80% pass rate allows the learner to proceed to the next module. Each module runs approximately 20 minutes in length prior to starting the quiz.

At the end of the course, the successful learner receives a certificate of completion as a record of annual training completion.

Annual Training for DENTAL NON-CLINICAL STAFF

These online learning modules written specifically for dentistry staff will satisfy infection control requirements and provide education especially for the dental environment and support for infection control work-flows. The Ministry of Health requires annual, formalized infection prevention and control (IPAC) training for all staff, with an evaluation component and documentation of training received. In addition, all new hires must also have formalized, evaluated training in infection control principals. Our education modules will allow you to meet these requirements.

The participant has the flexibility to complete the content at their own pace, at home or in the office. At the end of every module, an assessment quiz evaluates the participant’s learning and an 80% pass rate allows the learner to proceed to the next module. Each module run approximately 20 minutes in length prior to starting the quiz.

At the end of the course, the successful learner receives a certificate of completion as a record of annual training completion.

This course is ideal for staff in dental clinics who do NOT work in the reprocessing area.

IPAC Policy & Procedure Manuals

Written office specific policies and procedures help to keep everyone in your office on the same page with regards to expectations during the day to day work, as well as serving as a resource to guide staff in less common scenarios.

Personalized POLICY AND PROCEDURE MANUAL for Dentistry

Our Personalized Policy and Procedure Manual for Dental Offices follows governing body guidelines and covers a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, administrative controls, hand hygiene, routine practices, and reprocessing. Our policies and procedures are delivered with one hard-copy spiral bound manual, as well as one-year access to our online version that is updated in real-time. The online version allows for updates throughout the year of your subscription so you never have to worry about reviewing to keep your policies up to date.

Infection Prevention and Control POLICY REVIEW AND CUSTOMIZATIONS for Dentistry

IPAC Consulting offers our consulting services for a full review of your current policy manual, including recommendations and customizations on a per-hour basis. Don’t have an IPAC policy manual? Purchase our Personalized manual, and we will provide recommended customizations and complete any other customizations that you wish to include for your office.