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Diana Macri, RDH, has sifted through a 44-page summary from the CDC to give you a handy checklist of what you should and shouldn't be doing in your dental practice
In March of this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in the Dental Setting which is a synopsis of the recommendations made in their more extensive document, Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings-2003.
There is nothing in the summary which is new, it is just a shortened document which condenses the material in the 2003 document. Still, it’s a 44-page summary and takes some time to sift through. Every dental health care professional should be aware of all these recommendations, but for those who need a refresher here is a handy checklist of DOs and DON’Ts.
We've made it a printable document so you can post this in your practice as a way to remind everyone of proper infection control standards. Click here to download it.