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Interim Mask and Face Shield Guidelines
Help lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission when seeing patients by using the proper PPE.
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Understanding Mask Types
This chart highlights the differences between several common types of mask and their appropriate uses.
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N95 Respirator Fit Tests and Seal Checks
Learn how to test the fit of your respirator and check the seal for optimal performance.
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Tips to Avoid Counterfeits
This tip sheet will help identify illegitimate websites and sellers and counterfeit masks.
Know what to look for
Extend the Use of N95 Masks
Learn when and how to extend the use of N95 respirators while maintaining appropriate infection control.
Make PPE last
Webinar: Respiratory Protection in the Era of COVID-19
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP) recaps the CDC’s guidance on using N95 or equivalent respirators in dental settings.
Watch April 24 webinar
Guide to Putting On and Taking Off Respirators
Respirators play an important role in keeping you safe. Here’s how to properly put them on and take them off.
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Donning and Doffing Instructions
Learn the correct sequence for donning and doffing gowns, masks, respirators, goggles, face shields and gloves.
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NEW Should I Be Vaccinated for COVID-19?
When available, the decision about whether to be vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus is a personal decision.
Vaccine info for dental workers
Summary of Reporting Work-Related COVID-19 Illnesses for OSHA
This document describes employers’ responsibilities to report work-related COVID-19 illnesses, including reasonable determinations of work-relatedness.
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Summary: OSHA Guidance for Dentistry Workers and Employers
This summary breaks down OSHA’s COVID-19 guidance for dental settings, including PPE and evaluating risks.
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Q&A: OSHA Guidance for Dental Workplaces
This guidance answers common questions on hazard assessments, use of respiratory protection PPE and emergent vs. routine procedures.
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JADA Infection Control Resources
The Journal of the American Dental Association has compiled a collection of relevant articles on infection control and opened them to the public.
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Hand Hygiene for the Dental Team
An overview of effective hand hygiene practices that help reduce the risk of infection transmission.
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