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Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings

CDC | March 2020

New Report Suggests Abandoning Routine TB Testing for Healthcare Workers

Infection Control Today | October 17, 2019

Updated Infection Control in Healthcare Personnel Guidelines (Part I)
OSAP Annual Conference - Call for Proposals
Tuberculosis Screening, Testing, and Treatment of U.S. Health Care Personnel: Recommendations from the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association and CDC, 2019
New Dental Unit Waterlines Webpage
International: Videoteca Biosecurity Blog
Liliana Donatelli, Cristófoli Biosafety Consultant
The "Videoteca Blog Biossegurança" videos have been carefully designed to assist you in the procedures for implementing biosafety in your establishment, protecting your staff and clients. You can switch the subtitles to English in Youtube.
The significance of the US Food and Drug Administration for dental professionals and safe patient care

Seroconversion rate among health care workers exposed to HIV-contaminated body fluids: The University of Pittsburgh 13-year experience

AJIC | May 2017

Seroconversion rates among health care workers exposed to hepatitis C virus–contaminated body fluids: The University of Pittsburgh 13-year experience

AJIC | May 2017

From Policy to Practice, OSAP’s Guide to the CDC Guidelines 

OSAP | January 2017

What's in the water? Concerns over dental unit water lines challenge compliance efforts for patient safety

RDH | July 21, 2016

New CDC Summary and Checklist

OSAP 2016
Clinical Evidence Summary Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Popular Disinfectants Do Not Kill HPV, Research Finds
Infection Control Today (02.12.2014)
Hepatitis C Virus Maintains Infectivity for Weeks after Drying on Inanimate Surfaces at Room Temperature: Implications for Risks of Transmission
Updated US Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis
CDC | May 23, 2018
New Guidelines: HIV Exposure at Work, Treat ASAP
MedPage Today (08.09.2013)
Inter-Agency Letter Regarding Hepatitis B Discrimination Issued
The Importance of Implementing Safe Sharps Practices
NCBI | February 24, 2014
News Updates

Best Practices for Infection Control in Dental Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic

OSAP/DQP | June 19, 2020

Medical (and Dental) Workers Should Use Respirator Masks, Not Surgical Masks

NY Times | June 1, 2020

ADHA Releases Interim Guidance on Returning to Work

ADHA | May 29, 2020

The use of respirators in the dental office requires OSHA compliance

RDH | May 28, 2020

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response

Products marketed to sanitize, reduce dental aerosols may lack research to support efficacy 

ADA | May 22, 2020

How Will Dentistry Respond to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic?

JAMA | May 19, 2020

Counterfeit masks

ADA News | May 18, 2020

COVID-19: International Respirator Purchase

CDC | May 11, 2020

FDA Pulls Approval for Dozens of Mask Makers in China

WSJ | May 7, 2020

Dentistry Workers and Employers – OSHA update

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Respiratory Protection During Outbreaks: Respirators versus Surgical Masks

CDC | April 9, 2020

Aerosol and Surface Distribution of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 in Hospital Wards, Wuhan, China, 2020

Emerging Infectious Diseases | Volume 26, Number 7 - July 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance for Respiratory Protection During N95 Shortage Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. Department of Labor | April 3, 2020

COVID-19: Modes of transmission of virus causing COVID-19: implications for IPC precaution recommendations

WHO | March 29, 2020

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response

CDC | March 26, 2020

The ADA and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP) answer COVID-19 questions from the dental community

ADA | March 20, 2020

SARS-2 Coronavirus Stable for Hours on Surfaces

NIH | March 17, 2020

Investigation of Presumptive HIV Transmission Associated with Hospitalization Using Nucleotide Sequence Analysis — New York, 2017

CDC | March 13, 2020

Select Effective Disinfectants for Use Against the Novel Virus COVID-19

Infection Control Today | February 26, 2020

ADA Releases Informational Handout On Coronavirus Based On CDC Guidelines

381 children get HIV/AIDS because of fault of health workers in Kyrgyzstan 

AKIpress | January 30, 2020

The Official OSAP Podcast with Michelle Lee

Featuring Helene Bednarsh PDH, MPH VP of HIVdent

Dental Podcast Network | Jan 17, 2020

Efficacy of preprocedural mouthrinses in the reduction of microorganisms in aerosol: A systematic review.

J Am Dent Assoc. 2019 Dec;150(12):1015-1026.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2019.06.024.

OSAP Commits to Support Dental Infection Control Awareness Month in September 2019

OSAP | August 23, 2019

Dental patients are being contacted after Army clinic found instruments weren’t properly sterilized

595 children in Pakistan have been infected with AIDS because of reuse of syringes | June 15, 2019

Hundreds of children in Pakistan have been infected with HIV. Used needles could be to blame.

Washington Post | June 6, 2019

2 Test Positive for HIV After Getting Vampire Facials at New Mexico Spa | April 30, 2019

No, Cadbury products were not contaminated with a worker's HIV-positive blood

PolitiFact | March 7, 2019

Hand hygiene compliance and accuracy in a university dental teaching hospital

Sage Journals | February 15, 2019

Hawke's Bay Hospital used inadequately sterilised surgical equipment on patients

New Zealand Herald | February 13, 2019

HIV blood tranfusion: TN govt assures action against officials

Business Standard | January 5, 2019

Pregnant woman tests HIV positive after Tamil Nadu govt hospital gives infected blood

India Today | December 26, 2018

More Than 3000 Patients at New Jersey Surgery Center Possibly Exposed to HIV, Hepatitis

NBC New York | December 24, 2018

Contaminated Blood Scandal: 'It Was Avoidable – Now Historic Inquiry Must Uncover The Truth'

HuffPost UK Sept 21, 2018

5 tips to prevent a water-line outbreak at your practice

Dr Bicuspid | September 17, 2018

Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings:Basic Expectations for Safe Care
CDC Dental Updates, MMR-Immunizations, and OSHA
Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings
CDC Dental Updates, MMR-Immunizations, and OSHA
Infection Prevention Checklist for Dental Settings
CDC Dental Updates, MMR-Immunizations, and OSHA
Immunization of Health-Care Personnel
CDC Dental Updates, MMR-Immunizations, and OSHA
Training Requirements in OSHA Standards
CDC Dental Updates, MMR-Immunizations, and OSHA
Lindsay oral surgeon defends practice after patients warned to get tested for hepatitis, HIV | May 30, 2018
Recommendations of the ACIP for Use of a Hepatitis B Vaccine with a Novel Adjuvant
Pharmacist | April 23, 2018
CDC Statement on Reprocessing Dental Handpieces
CDC | April 11, 2018
Infection prevention and control programs are essential to antibiotic stewardship efforts
Shea-online | March 26, 2018
CDC identifies a mystery cluster of deaths among dentists
CNN | March 8, 2018
Lawsuit: Dental clinic used contaminated water during procedures, infected dozens of children
11 Alive, Atlanta | March 7, 2018
U.S. hospitals testing experimental therapies to prevent two common bacterial infections
February 23, 2018| February 19, 2018
Indian fake doctor infects 21 with HIV with tainted syringes
USA TODAY | February 6, 2018
Those who underwent surgery, transfusion before 2002 to be screened for Hepatitis C
Hindustan Times | January 7, 2018
Safety and Effectiveness of Consumer Antiseptics; Topical Antimicrobial Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use
Federal Register | September 6, 2017
NIAID Scientists and Collaborators Find Infectious Prion Protein in Skin of CJD Patients
NIH | November 22, 2017
Outbreaks of hepatitis A in multiple states among people who are homeless and people who use drugs
CDC | November 13, 2017
The FDA has approved the first 2-dose hepatitis B vaccine (Heplisav-B)
univadis | November 10, 2017

Study: Antibacterial scrubs don't help nurses kill germs

HealthDay News | Sept. 4, 2017
OSAP Announces Open Registration for Dental Infection Control Boot Camp2018
OSAP | August 11, 2017