Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings—2003. CDC. MMWR 2003;52(No. RR-17) http://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/ infectioncontrol/guidelines/index.htm.
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CDC. MMWR 2003;52(No. RR-17)
This slide set “Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings-Core” and accompanying speaker notes provide an overview of many of the basic principles of infection control that form the basis for the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings — 2003.
This slide set can be used for education and training of infection control coordinators, educators, consultants, and dental staff (initial and periodic training) at all levels of education.
Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings—2003. MMWR 2003; Vol. 52, No. RR-17.
Bloodborne viruses such as hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
HighModerate Low/Not Detectable
Wound exudatesSaliva Sweat
Source: Cleveland et al., JADA 1996;127:1385-90.
Personal communication ADA, Chakwan Siew, PhD, 2005.
Dental Worker 0 6 *
Nurse 24 35
Lab Tech, clinical 16 17
Physician, nonsurgical 6 12
Lab Tech, nonclinical 3 –
Other 8 69
Total 57 139
Health Care Workers with Documented and Possible Occupationally Acquired HIV/AIDS
CDC Database as of December 2002
* 3 dentists, 1 oral surgeon, 2 dental assistants
Source: Cardo, et al., N England J Medicine 1997;337:1485-90.
Remove gloves that
are torn, cut or punctured
Do not wash, disinfect
or sterilize gloves for reuse
Regulated Medical Waste: Poses a potential risk of infection during handling and disposalMedical Waste
CFU=colony forming unit
For routine dental treatment, meet regulatory standards for drinking water.*
*<500 CFU/mL of heterotrophic water bacteria
Aseptic technique for parenteral medications
Single-use (disposable) Devices
Preprocedural mouth rinses
Oral surgical procedures
Handling biopsy specimens
Handling extracted teeth
Laser/electrosurgery plumes or surgical smoke
Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (CJD) and other prion-related diseasesSpecial Considerations
Cases of disease transmission have been reported
Handle safely to prevent transmission of infectionsParenteralMedications
implant surgery, apical surgery, and surgical
extractions of teeth
“Systematic way to improve (infection control) procedures so they are useful, feasible, ethical, and accurate”