HIV and Hepatitis
Dentists infected with HCV, HBV, and HIV face some unique challenges. Advances in treatment protocols have dramatically changed the prognosis for many. Yet those who are infected struggle with questions about how and whether to continue to practice, under what circumstances they must disclose their status and to whom, and where to turn for answers and support.
The 2009 Dentist Well-Being Directory includes a list of contact information for dentists and other professionals who can assist with infected provider issues.
- ADA Current Policies
This downloadable document contains major policies adopted by the American Dental Association House of Delegates from 1954 through 2005 that are still in effect in 2006, except for policies that appear in the Association’s Constitution and Bylaws and Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct.
- Policy Statement on Infection Control in the Practice of Dentistry
- Infection Control
- Hepatitis C
- Legal Issues for Dental Professionals with HIV Disease
(includes an extensive list of resources)