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Site Assessment & Checklist | School Sealant Programs During COVID-19

Although the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings — 2003 are applicable to all settings in which dental treatment is provided, the recommendations focus mainly on dental settings that use traditional, fixed equipment (e.g., private practice dental settings).

In contrast, a variety of non-traditional dental settings, such as school sealant programs, use portable dental equipment. These programs often operate in challenging settings. For example, hallways, gymnasiums, or other high-traffic locations may be the only space available for dental screenings or treatment. 

To address these issues, stakeholders in academia and public health worked together to identify some of these challenges and to provide strategies and suggestions for implementing CDC recommendations. A national advisory group took the draft guidance and field-tested the format and content of a site assessment and checklist.

Infection Control Site Assessment and Checklist

Additional Resources

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)

Additional Resources


Infection Prevention & Control for School Sealant Programs (SSPs) During COVID-19

On December 1, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Oral Health (DOH) published Considerations for School Sealant Programs During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic. OSAP developed resources to supplement CDC guidance with additional considerations for practical implementation to protect the health, safety, and well-being of students, teachers, staff, and dental healthcare personnel (DHCP) who participate in SSPs.

Infection Prevention & Control Guide for School Sealant Programs During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Funding Support

These resources were produced by the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) and supported by Contract Number, [75D30119P06436], funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health. The contents are solely the responsibility of OSAP and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)