Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Regulations Governing the Practice of Dental Assistants [18 VAC 60 ‑ 30]
Action Training in infection control
Comment Period Ended on 3/31/2021
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3/31/21  9:15 pm
Commenter: Maureen P. McCann Sawin,RDH,BSDH

Infection Control for the DAI

I am in favor of having all members of the dental team be required to take a course in infection control, but especially dental assistants(DAI) who are often on-the-job trained and have not been given the opportunity through a school environment to learn infection control in a structured and standard format. The CDC offers a course on their website and there are an abundance of courses available. This benefits both dental assistants and the patients that they serve.  

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