CDC Releases Comprehensive New Guide On Infection Prevention In Dental Settings.

The ADA News (3/30, Manchir) reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new guide titled “Summary of Infection Prevention Practices for Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care,” which includes a checklist for dental providers to “evaluate administrative policies and clinical infection prevention practices.” Dr. Elliot Abt, chair of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, said the CDC’s checklist “may help streamline the process of infection control in a dental practice.” Among its guidelines, the CDC noted the “importance of having one person in every dental office assigned as the infection prevention coordinator.” The new guide can be accessed here, and the ADA provides a list of links to important infection control resources.