Protect Yourself, Infection Control Standards in Dentistry

Protection yourself against infections is very important. This is how to do it right.



Infection control in dentistry has particular standards. Learn how to protect yourself, your patients, and the reputation of your practice.


The dental office already has a terrible reputation amongst both children and adults. The vulnerability patients experience while a stranger is inspecting their mouth with sharp tools and a bright overhead light is enough to cause many overdue routine checkups. Add the potential for a painful, yet necessary oral procedure, giving patients even more reason to avoid the dental office. Dental health care professionals understand that patients do not need any more concerns for nervousness or aversion, especially regarding the spread of germs, viruses, and other infectious sources. Adherence to infection control and prevention standards is key to promoting patient health and operating a safe and reputable dental practice.


What Are Infection Control Standards?