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Infection Control in Dental Settings

Fact Sheets

Seasonal Influenza

Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines (2009) [PDF–1.06M]
This report summarizes recommendations concerning influenza vaccination of health care personnel in the United States who work in acute care hospitals, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, physician's offices, urgent care centers, and outpatient clinics, and to persons who provide home health care and emergency medical services.

Errata: Vol. 58, No. RR-8 [PDF–1.2M]

Use of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine [PDF–550K]

Backflow Prevention and the Dental Operative Unit
Provides guidance and scientific information on the risk of contamination from cross-connections from the dental operative unit.

Boil-Water Advisories and the Dental Office
Updated September 2005 to provide guidance when water purity has been compromised.

Use and Handling of Toothbrushes
Provides information on the care and handling of toothbrushes, with guidance for schools and other group settings.

Hepatitis B Virus Transmission in a Dental Office

Safe Injection Practices in Dentistry
A set of measures that clinicians should follow to perform injections in an optimally safe manner for patients, health care personnel, and others.

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