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CDC Infection Prevention Guidelines

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a resource to help dental health care personnel prevent causing and spreading infections among their patients. The comprehensive but user-friendly document, “Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care,” features several new tools to help personnel understand and follow infection prevention guidelines. 

For example, the Infection Prevention Checklist (Appendix A, page 20) can be used to assess a dental setting’s infection prevention policies and practices and personnel compliance with infection prevention practices.  

For more information, please visit the CDC’s Division of Oral Health website. For more information on injection safety, visit the One & Only Campaign website

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