|Action||Training in infection control|
|Comment Period||Ends 3/31/2021|
Dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants have already "stepped up to the plate" to deliver safe, quality dental care to the citizens of the Commonwealth by using OSHA and CDC guidelines to add to dentistry's already robust infection control procedures. Acquisition or spread of Coronavirus in the dental setting has not been shown to be a problem. Requiring "training" of dental assistants would be a redundant and unnecessary burden and have the unintended consequence of adding to the cost of dental care in the midst of a pandemic which is sapping the financial resources of both dental practices and patients.