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.

Clinician washing their hands.