ASSCID Webinar: Infection Control in out of office settings: COVID-19 changes

There have been changes in infection Control Protocols since COVID-19. We have all had to adjust and change the way we work. 

Change has continued as we have learned more about Covid-19 over time, and as we have moved between stages 1-4 of restrictions.  The particular circumstances of our location and the demographics of our staff and patients have also needed to be considered. 

Working in out of office settings with vulnerable patients, and particularly those living in communal residential settings is even more challenging. We need to weigh up the risks of providing or not providing care against the risks of potentially contracting or transmitting Covid-19. Working across disability and Aged Care Sectors means that we can be in settings where some regulations are the same but other legislative and regulatory frameworks exist.

This webinar explores how to negotiate Dental Visits to ‘out of office' settings. 

  • Regulatory Framework and what’s changed at each different restriction level. 
  • The experience of managing patients ‘out of the office’ during COVID 19 Pandemic. 
  • What’s changed in Residential Aged Care around supporting visiting clinicians. 

Associate Professor Sharon Liberali

A/Professor Liberali completed her undergraduate dental degree at the University of Adelaide in1986 and was awarded a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Special Needs Dentistry at the University of Adelaide in 2009. In 2010 she became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the special field of Special Needs Dentistry. In 2011 she was awarded a Fellow of the International College of Dentists (FICD) and in 2013 a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

A/Professor Liberali is the Director and Senior Consultant of the Special Needs Unit, Adelaide Dental Hospital, SA Dental Service, Program Convenor for Special Needs Dentistry at the School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide and is the Principal Dentist at Health Partners Dental. She currently Chairs the national ADA Infection Control Committee, and is the ADA representative on the HE-023 committee for Standards Australia and the NHMRC Infection Control Guidelines Advisory Committee.





Dr Nikki Liew
Dr Nikki Liew is a registered specialist in Special Needs Dentistry (SND). She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne in 2007, and her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Special Needs Dentistry) in 2019. She has over 12 years of experience in public and private dentistry in rural and metropolitan Victoria, working across community, hospital and domiciliary services. Nikki is currently based in private practice in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.






Kevin Rae T Geronimo
Kevin is the current clinical care manager of Kew Gardens Aged Care, after joining their company early November of last year. Prior to this Kevin has been through various clinical roles with the Royal Freemasons and his recent activities, aside from his current role, have been participating in research studies conducted by Safer Care Victoria to implement screening tools to detect a-typical symptoms of COVID-19 amongst residents in aged care.
Kevin has been in the aged care industry for over 5 years and counting, ever since he graduated from Deakin University and qualified to work as a registered nurse here in Australia. During those years Kevin has been through several well-known aged care organisations working for them in various roles.  Prior to working in Australia Kevin has worked in acute settings overseas particularly an Emergency Department setup.



This webinar is available to both members and non-members so please share with your colleagues and beyond.

Member - $60
Non-Member - $150
Student Member - Complimentary

All prices quoted are inclusive of GST.

If you are an employee of DHSV or you are an international guest, please contact the ASSCID Event Manager on to arrange complimentary registration.

For more information or any queries, please contact the ASSCID Event Manager:
Kayleigh Cookson
P: 02 9431 8600