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Protect and Prevent Scorecard

Is Your Practice Fully Protected? 

From protection in the lobby to aerosol capture and sterilization in the operatory, ensuring adherence to infection prevention best practices is more important than ever.

Take a moment to answer these 10 questions and find out how your practice is doing.

1. What types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are you using on a daily basis? See recommendations.

(Check all that apply.)

Gloves
Gowns
Face mask
Protective eyewear
Face shield

2. What do you offer your patients for protection as they enter your office?See recommendations.

(Check all that apply.)

Mask
Tissues
Gloves
Sanitizer
Other

3. What equipment do you have to capture aerosols in the operatory?See recommendations.

(Check all that apply.)

Standard 11 mm HVE
Large-bore 15 mm HVE
Aerosol filtration system
Other

4. Do you use dental dams as part of your restorative routine?See recommendations.

Yes
No

5. When sterilizing instruments, which items do you record?See recommendations.

(Check all that apply.)

Who started the cycle
The time, temperature, and pressure of each load
The date and time the instruments were sterilized
Who removed the instruments from the sterilizer
Biological spore testing

6. Where do you store your clean/processed items?See recommendations.

(Check all that apply.)

Operatory
Clean storage/sterilization center
Closet
Other

7. Which touch-free options do you have for the sterilization center?See recommendations.

(Check all that apply.)

Sink
Trash
Instrument dryer
Clean or dirty instruments storage
None

8. Which barriers do you use as part of your typical patient routine?See recommendations.

(Check all that apply.)

Headrest cover
Chair back
Dental light handles
Low-speed and electric motors
Dental unit instrument holders
Computer keyboard and mouse
Switches
Other

9. How often do you test your dental unit water quality?See recommendations.

Once a month
Once every other month
Every 3-6 months
Once a year
Never

10. What resources are you using for the latest infection prevention recommendations?See recommendations.

(Check all that apply.)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
American Dental Association (ADA) and/or Canadian Dental Association (CDA)
Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)
State or provincial guidelines
Equipment manufacturer websites
Continuing Education courses