New England Public Health Training Center

CDC’s Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings

This is an intermediate course offering CPH — Free
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3.50 hours


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This 10 module training series covers the basic principles of infection prevention and control that form the basis for CDC recommendations for dental health care settings.

The training was recorded with an audience of dental professionals in Vermont on June 10th 2019.  Adhering to the CDC script, presenter comments are excluded.  

Vermont and Rhode Island dental health care personnel and administrative staff have a new option for learning about infection control in a dental practice setting! This 10 module series takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete and is based on the CDC's Basic Expectations for Safe Care training modules. This free course has been approved for 3.5 CE credits by both the RI and VT Boards of Dental Examiners.

Reviewer tip: the speaker notes and PowerPoint slides can be downloaded from the right-hand navigation. 

(Coronavirus - COVID-19)

What You'll Learn

  • Provide basic infection prevention principles and recommendations for dental health care settings.
  • Reaffirm standard precautions as the foundation for preventing transmission of infectious agents during patient care in all dental health care settings.
  • Access links to full guidelines and source documents that can be referenced for more detailed background information and recommendations.

Competency Terms

Analytical/Assessment Skills
Public Health Science Skills
Application of Public Health Sciences
Leadership & Systems Thinking Skills
Systems Thinking

Related Occupations

Other Oral Health Professional
Other Registered Nurse-Clinical Services
Physician Assistant
Public Health Dentist
Public Health/Preventative Medicine Physician
Registered Nurse - Unspecified