Infection Control for the Dental Office
Dental assistants must thoroughly conceptualize the best means to comply with those minimum infection control requirements set forth for dental settings. Compliance is critical to adhere to state dental boards, laws, and regulations. The primary intention is to limit the threat of exposure for dental clinicians and the greater public.
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide guidelines and recommendations for dental professionals regarding infection control protocols that must be implemented in a dental practice.