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Guidelines for infection control in dental health-care settings - 2003
  • Published Date:
    December 19, 2003
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  • Up-to-Date Info:
    To find the latest CDC information on this topic go to: cdc:41783
Filetype[PDF - 1.22 MB]

  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.), Division of Oral Health.
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  • Series:
    MMWR. Recommendations and reports : Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Recommendations and reports ; v. 52, no. RR-17
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  • Description:
    Introduction -- -- Background -- Previous Recommendations -- Selected Definitions -- Review of Science Related to Dental Infection Control -- Personnel Health Elements of an Infection-Control Program -- Preventing Transmission of Bloodborne Pathogens -- Hand Hygiene -- Personal Protective Equipment -- Contact Dermatitis and Latex Hypersensitivity -- Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient-Care Items -- Environmental Infection Control -- Dental Unit Waterlines, Biofilm, and Water Quality -- -- Special Considerations -- Dental Handpieces and Other Devices Attached to Air and Waterlines -- Saliva Ejectors -- Dental Radiology -- Aseptic Technique for Parenteral Medications -- Single-Use or Disposable Devices -- Preprocedural Mouth Rinses -- Oral Surgical Procedures -- Handling of Biopsy Specimens -- Handling of Extracted Teeth -- Dental Laboratory -- Laser/Electrosurgery Plumes or Surgical Smoke -- M. tuberculosis -- Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Other Prion Diseases -- Program Evaluation -- Infection-Control Research Considerations -- -- Recommendations -- -- Infection-Control Internet Resources -- -- Acknowledgement -- -- References -- -- Appendix A: Regulatory Framework for Disinfectants and Sterilants -- Appendix B: Immunizations Strongly Recommended for Health-Care Personnel (HCP) -- Appendix C: Methods for Sterilizing and Disinfecting Patient-Care Items and Environmental Surfaces

    This report consolidates previous recommendations and adds new ones for infection control in dental settings. Recommendations are provided regarding 1) educating and protecting dental health-care personnel; 2) preventing transmission of bloodborne pathogens; 3) hand hygiene; 4) personal protective equipment; 5) contact dermatitis and latex hypersensitivity; 6) sterilization and disinfection of patient-care items; 7) environmental infection control; 8) dental unit waterlines, biofilm, and water quality; and 9) special considerations (e.g., dental handpieces and other devices, radiology, parenteral medications, oral surgical procedures, and dental laboratories). These recommendations were developed in collaboration with and after review by authorities on infection control from CDC and other public agencies, academia, and private and professional organizations.

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