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.

The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)
Best Practices for Dental Clinics

 

What We Do

The DentaQuest Partnership is lending its expertise to a taskforce of nationally recognized dental infection prevention and safety subject matter experts convened by OSAP. The taskforce has two aims:  

 

  • Put current guidance and regulations from ADA, OSHA and the CDC into a series of practical resources for dental care personnel  
  • 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:  

 

  • Patient confirmations and arrivals  
  • Dental hygiene chairside  
  • Dentist and dental assisting chairside  
  • Staff protection strategies  
  • Equipment preparation when re-opening  
  • Engineering controls  
  • Respiratory Protection Plans  
  • Work Practice Controls  
  • Environmental cleaning and disinfection  
  • PPE optimization  
  • OSHA regulations  

 

Resources Available Now

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. These leaders completed an extensive review and developed straightforward instructions addressing all the major aspects of safely reopening a dental practice. Developed for dental clinicians, front office staff and other personnel the guide has two sections, a practical checklist, and a companion resources/tools section.

 

Webinar: Best Practices for Re-Opening Dental Clinics: Evolving and Adapting (Earn CE credit)

Presenter: Karen Gregory, RN, Director of Compliance & Education & Board of Directors, Total Medical Compliance & OSAP

Watch Now

 

Press Release

Read how the DentaQuest Partnership and OSAP aim to support dentists and dental consumers by developing and disseminating best practices as dental care settings reopen for routine care following COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.   

Download the Press Release

 

Coming Soon

  • Communications Brief  
  • For Consumers: What to Expect for Your Dental Care