Decontamination and Disinfection Team Day

Date: 21st June 2019
Caroline Pankhurst
Venue: Exeter Race Course

Dr Caroline Pankhurst is a dentist and Specialist in Oral Microbiology and has published extensively in the fields of oral medicine, oral microbiology and dental unit waterlines including two books on infection control namely Control of Infection Guidelines for General Dental Practice & Basic Guide to Prevention and Infection Control in Dentistry.

She is actively involved in postgraduate dental education and was a finalist in the e- Learning Awards 2012. She served two terms on the SAC in Medical Microbiology, Royal College of Pathologists. Caroline was on the Editorial Boards of “Primary Dental Care” & BMC Oral Health and was President of BDA Metropolitan Branch in 2006. She served two terms as an elected member on the BDA Central Committee for Dental Academic Staff & is a Council member of the BDA Metropolitan Branch; and a Trustee of the medical charity the Fungal Infection Trust.

This meeting will cover ECPD development outcome C.

Course Aims

The aim of course is to update and upskill the participants’ knowledge and understanding of the practical, legal and patient safety issues involved in infection control and prevention procedures, instrument and surgery decontamination currently in use in the dental practice.


  • Describe current cross infection issues
  • Recognise reasons for implementing effective infection control procedures in a dental environment.