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Prevent Infectious Diseases in the Dental Office

Available Now: The ADA Practical Guide to Effective Infection Control

October 29, 2012

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Telephone: 312.440.2806
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CHICAGO, October 29, 2012 – The American Dental Association’s (ADA) newly revised ADA Practical Guide to Effective Infection Control DVD and workbook is on sale now. The materials are designed to provide guidance to dentists and their staff about infection control and occupational health and safety in the dental office.

The 40-minute DVD shows easy-to-follow steps to implement infection control techniques correctly, safely and efficiently during clinical procedures. The corresponding workbook provides more in-depth coverage of the various topics covered in the program. The workbook’s four sections include the fundamentals of infection control, disinfection and sterilization, infection control during clinical procedures and special considerations.

The ADA Practical Guide to Effective Infection Control includes:

  • An expanded section on the safe handling and disposal of needles and other sharp instruments
  • Safety protocol in the event of a possible exposure to bloodborne pathogens
  • How to wear and dispose of personal protective equipment, such as gloves, gowns and masks
  • Infection control during radiographic procedures
  • A CE test worth 8 hours of continuing education credit
  • World Health Organization (WHO) hand-rub and hand-wash illustrations
  • Self-assessment checklists, goal setting worksheets and unit review questions

The threat of infectious disease through occupational exposure remains a primary concern for all health care workers, including those in dentistry. Whether you are a dentist, office manager or dental team member, the ADA Practical Guide to Effective Infection Control is a key component in safeguarding the well-being of both patients and staff.

The workbook and DVD are $135 for ADA members and $202.50 for non-members. To order, call 800.947.4746 or visit

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About the ADA

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 163,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website