Infection Prevention & Control in Dental Settings
CDC develops evidence-based recommendations to guide infection prevention and control practices in all settings in which dental treatment is provided.
This site includes guidelines and recommendations, frequently asked questions, resources to support the evaluation of and adherence to guidelines, and a glossary of terms.
Infection Control Spotlight
CDC’s Division of Oral Health is proud to release a new resource for the infection prevention and control community! The Basic Expectations for Safe Care Training Modules is a training series that covers the basic principles of infection prevention and control that form the basis for CDC recommendations for dental health care settings.
Published guidelines and summaries of recommendations.
Frequently asked questions on important infection prevention topics.
References and resources by topic area as well as sample forms for dental screening and evaluation.
References and resources in infection prevention and control by topic area.
Definitions of terms used in infection control.
Checklist to assess facility practices and ensure they meet the minimum expectations for safe care
This training series covers the basic principles of infection prevention and control that form the basis for CDC recommendations for dental health care settings.
Information and sample forms to assist dental health care personnel in screening and evaluating devices for clinical acceptability.