|Action||Training in infection control|
|Comment Period||Ends 3/31/2021|
The responsibility for proper infection control policies and training lies with the dentist or practice owner solely. A certification for dental assistants will be an extraneous requirement. Further, the targeting of the dental assistant community by the hygiene community is condescending and misplaced: if it is important for one portion of the profession it is important for everyone. This certification will duplicate the annual OSHA training, CDC guidelines, and place an undue burden on the dentist or practice owner.