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Infection Prevention Information for Dental Patients
Infection Prevention Information for Dental Patients

DENTAL OFFICE | TRAVELING


WHEN VISITING THE DENTIST...

OSAP recognizes that as a patient, you may have concerns about visiting the dental office, so we've prepared some resources to help you get the information you need to help you feel safe. Your dentist and his or her staff should be using some basic dental infection control procedures to protect you - and themselves - from contracting infections during dental treatment. Read about these proven techniques and how they keep patients - and the people who treat them - from passing illnesses to one another.

  • 5 questions patients should ask their dentist about infection control

  • Waterline contamination:Will I get sick from going to the dentist?

  • Other resources:OSAP has compiled some great links to dental and other health information for patients.

  • Concerned about infection control practices in your dentist's office but uncomfortable talking to the doctor or staff? Ask OSAP about standard procedures and how they protect your health and safety when visiting the dentist.

 

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TRAVELER'S GUIDE TO SAFE DENTAL CARE

The OSAP Traveler's Guide to Safe Dental Careis an eight-panel foldout brochure which provides travelers with the information they need to obtain safe dental care anywhere in the world. In many countries, gloves, heat sterilizers, and disposable needles are not routine elements of dental practice. The standards for educating and licensing dental professionals also vary widely from country to country. This guide, produced in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, helps travelers ask the right questions and look for the basic dental infection control no matter where they seek care.


 

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