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From Policy to Practice: OSAP's Guide to the CDC Guidelines (2019 Edition)

From Policy to Practice: OSAP's Guide to the CDC Guidelines (2019 Edition)

CE credits are no longer available for the 2019 Edition. 

This comprehensive workbook reflects both the recommendations from the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings-2003 and the 2016 Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care. Although the CDC guidelines are comprehensive, they describe only what dental health care personnel (DHCP) should do, not how they should do it. This workbook will help you understand and implement the CDC guidelines into practice in your own setting.

Each chapter of the workbook contains practical, how-to instructions, charts and checklists, pictures and captions, answers to common questions, and guidance for making sound clinical judgments.

Preview the first chapter here.

Learning Objectives

  1. Apply CDC dental infection prevention and control guidelines in site-specific dental healthcare setting
  2. Describe prevention activities related to specific dental infection prevention and control recommendations
  3. Describe how microorganisms may be spread in a dental healthcare setting.


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Course Details

Educational Method: Self-paced, Self-Instruction
Course Type: Print publication
Estimated time to review workbook: 10 hours
Compatibility:  Workbook (hard-copy), Assessment (Desktop, laptop, and tablet)
IBSN-13: 978-0-9752519-2-8

Course Credentials

Original Release Date: June 2004
Review Date:  August 2019
Expiration Date: August 2022



All participating authors are expected to disclose to the audience any significant financial interest or other relationship with:
  • the manufacturer of any commercial products and/or provider of commercial services discussed in an educational activity and
  • any commercial supporters of the activity.

2019 Content Review Team

Kathy J. Eklund, RDH, MHP
Director of Occupational Health and Safety
The Forsyth Institute
Disclosures: Other Financial or Material Support - Royalties OSHA & CDC Guidelines: OSAP Interact Training System

Shellie Kolavic Gray, DMD, MPH
Consultant- Atlanta, GA

Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Ashley MacDermott, MPH, CHES
Director of Education
Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Chris H. Miller, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Microbiology
Executive Associate Dean Emeritus
Associate Dean Emeritus for Academic Affairs and for Graduate Education
Indiana University School of Dentistry
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Disclaimer Statement

Authors of CE activities are required to present a balanced view of therapeutic options, use generic names of products whenever possible, use images that have not been falsified or misrepresent the outcome of treatment, and refrain from marketing or promoting any products or commercial services. Authors are required to include peer-reviewed content supported by generally accepted scientific principles or methods that can be substantiated or supported with peer-reviewed scientific literature that is relevant and current. Authors must support clinical recommendations with references from the scientific literature, with a sound scientific basis, whenever possible. Authors of CE activities are required to disclose to participants any financial, commercial, or promotional interest in a product or company that may influence their participation.