Infection Prevention & Control Guidelines & Recommendations
The Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care summarizes current infection prevention recommendations published since the 2003 guideline. The information presented here represents infection prevention expectations for safe care in dental settings.
The Summary is intended for use by anyone needing information about basic infection prevention measures in dental health care settings, but is not a replacement for the more extensive guidelines. Readers are urged to consult the full guidelines for additional background, rationale, and scientific evidence behind each recommendation.
On this page, readers will find the Summary, the Infection Prevention Checklist to evaluate compliance, and recommendations from the 2003 guidelines.
Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings, 2003. MMWR, December 19, 2003:52(RR-17). View PDF file Cdc-pdf[PDF- 1.2M]
Appendix A: Regulatory Framework for Disinfectants and Sterilants;
includes Figure: Decreasing Order of Resistance of Micro-organisms to Germicidal Chemicals
- Appendix B: Immunizations Strongly Recommended for Health-Care Personnel (HCP)
- Appendix C: Methods for Sterilizing and Disinfecting Patient-Care Items and Environmental Surfaces
- Appendix A: Regulatory Framework for Disinfectants and Sterilants;