Best Practices for Dental Clinics to Safely Provide Care

A collaboration to address the most critical elements necessary to safely reopen care following COVID-19.

If you missed the webinars related to COVID-19 on Infection Control and Preventive Care or Teledentistry you can view the recordings and download the slides. You will also have the option to earn CE credits upon completion of these webinars.

Best Practices and Tools for Infection Control in Dental Settings

A compilation of current regulations, guidance and practice tips assembled by national and international dental infection prevention experts.

Developed for dental clinicians and front office staff, the guide includes a practical checklist and a resources/tools section.

Updated July 2021

Dental Patient Care in the Era of COVID-19

Easy-to-read guides and tools for patients to understand what to expect before, during, and after their dental appointment.

These documents were created to help patients make informed decisions about their oral health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Infection Prevention & Control Guide for School Sealant Programs During COVID-19

Guidance for infection prevention and control in school settings is vital for providers, school administrators, and parents/guardians of students served.

Podcast

Karen Gregory, RN, Director of Compliance & Education & Board of Directors, Total Medical Compliance & OSAP discusses how the operational tool for reopening dental clinics was created to cut through the clutter of all the guidance and to provide a concise resource with checklists for infection control, PPE and more.

Best Practices for Re-Opening Dental Clinics: Evolving and Adapting

Earn Continuing Education credits in this joint webinar from the CareQuest Institute and the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP).

With guidance from the ADA, OSHA, CDC and other dental associations, learn how to successfully re-open your dental practice.

CareQuest Institute and the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) Best Practices for Dental Clinics 

The CareQuest Institute is lending its expertise to a taskforce of nationally recognized dental infection prevention and safety subject matter experts convened by OSAP.


What We Do

The task force has two aims:

  1. Put current guidance and regulations from ADA, OSHA and the CDC into a series of practical resources for dental care personnel.
  2. Produce easy-to-understand, consumer-facing communications about new safety measures and what patients can expect when they go back to the dentist.

How We Do It

The taskforce will review and compile current ADA, ADHA, and CDC guidelines, as well as OSHA regulations. This information will include guidance on:

  • Infection Control
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Dental Hygiene