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 Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response. These pages include information for the public and healthcare professionals, frequently asked questions and answers, and other helpful links.
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.
CDC Guidance for Providing Emergency Dental Care
Published guidelines and summaries of recommendations.
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.
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.
Definitions of terms used in infection control.