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Resolved, that it be ADA policy to support the implementation of standard precautions and infection control recommendations appropriate to the clinical setting, per the 2003 Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health Care Settings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and be it further

Resolved, that this policy includes implementation of CDC recommendations for vaccination and the prevention and management of exposures involving nonintact skin, mucous membranes and percutaneous injuries.  

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Statement updated online: May 13, 2013