Foundations: Building the Safest Dental Visit is a web-based, interactive, self-paced training with audiovisual material designed to enhance learners’ understanding of the basic expectations for safe care in dental settings. The training videos, available here, can also be used in conjunction with the Basic Expectations for Safe Care Modules to provide education on the basic principles and practices for preventing the spread of infections to dental health care personnel and between patients. Infection prevention coordinators and faculty of dental assisting, dental hygiene, and dental programs can use these videos to provide the ongoing education and training critical for ensuring that infection prevention policies and procedures are understood and followed.
Foundations: Building the Safest Dental Visit Course Overview
This video describes CDC’s Foundations: Building the Safest Dental Visit, a training on infection prevention and control practices in dental settings.
Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control
This video describes how following recommended infection prevention and control procedures can prevent transmission of infectious organisms among patients and dental health care personnel.
Donning Personal Protective Equipment
This video shows one suggested sequence for donning, or putting on, personal protective equipment, or PPE. Keep in mind that the combination of PPE used—and therefore the sequence for putting it on—will be determined by the level of precautions required.
Doffing Personal Protective Equipment
This video shows one suggested sequence for doffing, or removing, personal protective equipment, or PPE. Keep in mind that the combination of PPE used—and therefore the sequence for removing it—will be determined by the level of precautions required.
This video describes the workflow pattern for a sterilization area that ensures devices and instruments clearly flow from high-contamination areas to clean and sterile areas.