COVID-19 Resource Center for Dental Hygienists
CDC: Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated Guidance for Dental Settings.
Key highlights from CDC
Dental settings have unique characteristics that warrant specific infection control considerations.
Prioritize the most critical dental services and provide care in a way that minimizes harm to patients from delaying care and harm to personnel from potential exposure to COVID-19.
Proactively communicate to both personnel and patients the need for them to stay at home if sick.
Know the steps to take if a patient with COVID-19 symptoms enters your facility.