Discuss updated infection prevention guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Evaluate current infection prevention practices.
Develop a checklist to review worker compliance with infection prevention practices.
To guard against the possibility of an employee inadvertently introducing COVID-19 into the dental laboratory, the author recommends reviewing the CDC's 2003 infection control guidelines for dentistry and the summary published in 2016.
This Inside Dental Technology eBook provides a continuing education (CE) article that focuses on the issues to be addressed by employers in the development of an effective infection prevention program based on those CDC guidelines.