Infection Prevention & Control in Dental Settings
Find the most up-to-date information about infection prevention and control practices on CDC’s COVID-19 page, including CDC’s Infection Control Guidance for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (COVID-19), which is applicable to all U.S. settings where healthcare is delivered, including dental settings. For more information, see CDC Updates COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Guidance.
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.
Frequently asked questions on important infection prevention topics.
CDC Statement to update current guidelines.
References and resources in infection prevention and control by topic area.
Published guidelines and summaries of recommendations.
Checklist to assess facility practices and ensure they meet the minimum expectations for safe care.
Training materials and other resources to increase the knowledge, skills, and ability of dental health care personnel.
Information and sample forms to assist dental health care personnel in screening and evaluating devices for clinical acceptability.
Definitions of terms used in infection control.