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Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care

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.

Resources:

Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care (English) [PDF-1MB]

Infection Prevention Checklist for Dental Settings (English, Print-Friendly) [PDF-825 KB]

Infection Prevention Checklist for Dental Settings (Fillable Form) [PDF-884 KB]

Recommendations from the Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings, 2003 [PDF-766 KB]

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Previously published:

Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings, 2003. MMWR, December 19, 2003:52(RR-17). View PDF file [PDF- 1.2M]

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