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The Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care summarizes current infection prevention recommendations published since the 2003 guideline.


The information presented here represents infection prevention expectations for safe care in dental settings.

The Summary is intended for use by anyone needing information about basic infection prevention measures in dental health care settings but is not a replacement for the more extensive guidelines. Readers are urged to consult the full guidelines for additional background, rationale, and the scientific evidence behind each recommendation.

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