Updated CDC Dental Settings Guidance

  • by AGD Washington Advocacy Representative
  • Jul 1, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance for Dental Settings: Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response was updated on June 17. Recent changes included: 

Impact on General Dentistry: COVID-19 may permanently change infection control practices in dental health care settings. The CDC continues to assess emerging scientific evidence for developing policies, guidelines, and recommendations. AGD members can find the most up-to-date information about infection prevention and control practices on the CDC's COVID-19 page. AGD is actively working with agencies to make certain that official federal guidance is reasonable, attainable, and understandable for dental health care providers as they care for patients during this challenging time.