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In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care. This summary is an important part of the infection control protocol. Take this quiz to see how well you know the CDC guidelines.

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The CDC Summary emphasizes CDC standard precautions and basic infection prevention expectations for safe dental care.

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The transmission of bloodborne pathogens in the dental setting is a frequent occurrence.

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An infection control coordinator should be designated to monitor all infection control activities.

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A separate water system should be used for each dental unit that is monitored at least once in the preceding 12 months to assess water quality.

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It is not necessary to document and refer clinicians with percutaneous injuries for medical evaluation.

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The dental setting should implement safer medical devices, such as safer syringes and scalpels, in daily practice.

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Up Your Infection Control Skills
Congrats!
Congrats! You understand the ins and outs of infection control protocol. Get out there and put your know-how to good use! You understand the ins and outs of infection control protocol. Get out there and put your know-how to good use!
Well done!
Well done! You’ve got the basics, but there’s more to learn. Continue to study the latest in infection control to better protect yourself and your patients. You got this!You’ve got the basics, but there’s more to learn. Continue to study the latest in infection control to better protect yourself and your patients. You got this!
Not bad!
Not bad, but there’s room to grow when it comes to mastering infection control protocol. Consider reading more about this critical aspect of dental hygiene. Good luck!

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