Basic Expectations for Safe Care Modules

Current COVID-19 Interim Guidance

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.

Hand hygiene, sharps safety, personal protective equipment, safe injection practices, evaluation, environmental safety are some of the concepts presented in this training series

This training series covers the basic principles of infection prevention and control that form the basis for CDC recommendations for dental health care settings. It complements CDC’s Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care, and was developed to increase adherence to established infection prevention practices. This material is an information source, but it is not currently a course for professional credit.

The slide series is divided into 10 modules including an introduction, seven elements of standard precautions, as well as dental unit water quality and program evaluation. Each module includes a slide set and speaker notes that can be used to educate and train infection prevention coordinators, educators, consultants, and other dental health care personnel.