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Infection prevention and control overview

All health care sectors are subject to stringent infection prevention and control measures, and dentistry is no exception. This advice provides an overview of the requirements that you must follow to meet the recommendations relevant to the country where you practice.

Cleaning and hygiene

The National Standards of Healthcare Cleanliness 2021 requires healthcare premises to carry out certain cleaning tasks.

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Dental unit waterlines

This advice examines the available evidence on whether bacteria from contaminated dental unit waterlines (DUWLs) pose health risks to patients or team members and provides suggestions for managing identified risks.

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Infection control

This advice provides an overview of in-house decontamination requirements that you must follow to meet the recommendations relevant to the country where you practice.

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