Pre conference course

Infection Prevention & Sterilisation

The NZDA Conference lectures, pre-conference courses and masterclasses have been registered as Professional Development Activities (PDAs). Following attendance, PDA numbers will be provided for logging through the NZDA website


Megan Sharpe


9.00am - 5.00pm

Course fee

$425 NZDA Members (max 30 participants)

$325 Per dental team member (max 30 participants)

About the course

Calling all infection prevention coordinators, dental assistants, OHTs, and dentists!

The knowing and the doing can be challenging to align!

Register for this full day workshop and update your Infection Prevention and Control knowledge with a focus on the ‘what’ to do, the ‘why’ it should be done, and the ‘how’ to do it!

A great opportunity to align the theory of best practice with clinical application, and how to effectively and efficiently ensure all this is happening in your practice.

Megan Sharpe

Practical implementation is included in this workshop with work stations set up for several of the topics, including;

  • Management and Performance testing for the ultrasonic units
  • Impression management
  • PPE – appropriate choice of products, correct wearing, mask permeability testing, glove porosity
  • Hand Hygiene – light box with fluorescent hand sanitiser
  • Surface management
  • Methods of transmission activity
  • Instrument reprocessing and management – packaging, instrument audit
  • Aerosol management
  • Performance Requalification – annual in practice process and documentation

There will also be a review of documents required, including;

  • Policy & Procedures Manual
  • MSDS review
  • Validation paperwork review: Performance Qualification and Performance Requalification process

About Megan Sharpe

Meg is a well-known presenter throughout Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands and delivers a comprehensive and informative presentation of theory suitable for practical application to everyday clinical practice in the dental setting.

Her overall objective is that the team becomes self-managed to deliver a quality management approach to infection prevention and general compliance in the most effective and efficient way for enhanced productivity and therefore increased profitability and risk management.

In recognition of her contributions to the Dental Industry, Meg was awarded the 2018 Honorary Membership of the New Zealand Dental Association.