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CDC Checklist in Action

CDC Checklist in Action


All dental settings, regardless of the level of care provided, must make infection prevention a priority and should be equipped to observe Standard Precautions and other infection prevention recommendations contained in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings — 2003. The Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care summarizes current infection prevention recommendations and includes a checklist and mobile app that can be used to evaluate compliance.


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Following are links to key tools from CDC for dental settings. 











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How You Can Use the Summary:                 

  • Introduce new dental health care personnel (DHCP) to basic information about infection control in dental health care settings
  • Strengthen your current knowledge of infection prevention

  • Review the elements of standard precautions as they pertain to dental care

  • Ensure your dental health care setting has appropriate infection prevention policies and practices in place, including appropriate training and education and adequate supplies

  • Assess compliance with the expected infection prevention practices and provide feedback to DHCP regarding performance 

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