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COVID-19 Safety and Clinical Resources

Safety – both for patients and practice staff – is a top priority. Learn how to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission, protect practice and patient data from cybercrime scams and more.

Masks and Other Personal Protective Equipment

 

Interim Mask and Face Shield Guidelines

Help lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission when seeing patients by using the proper PPE.

Download mask guidelines

 

Understanding Mask Types

This chart highlights the differences between several common types of mask and their appropriate uses.

Download mask type chart

 

N95 Respirator Fit Tests and Seal Checks

Learn how to test the fit of your respirator and check the seal for optimal performance.

Download N95 fit and seal guide

 

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.

Download respirator guide

 

Donning and Doffing Instructions

Learn the correct sequence for donning and doffing gowns, masks, respirators, goggles, face shields and gloves.

Download PPE instructions

Dental Office Infection Control

 

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.

Download the Work-Related COVID-19 Illnesses OSHA Summary

 

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.

Download OSHA Summary

 

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.

Download OSHA Q&A

 

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.

Read JADA articles

 

Hand Hygiene for the Dental Team

An overview of effective hand hygiene practices that help reduce the risk of infection transmission.

Read the hygiene guide