Could you be the infection control coordinator at your dental practice?

ICCs play a significant role at their practice, perhaps never more than since the pandemic. Learn more from Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH, about the key requirements of ICCs and the steps to making this exciting career move.





Preventing health-care-associated infections, controlling the spread of disease, and ensuring overall safe practices are the fundamental objectives of an infection prevention program. Health-care facilities, including dentistry clinics, must adhere to current relevant state and local requirements, such as those issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).1,2 Managing and supervising the site-specific program is essential. Typically, an infection prevention coordinator, also known as the infection control coordinator (ICC), should be appointed to take charge of the process.


Why does a dental office need an ICC?