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HSE National Guideline

National Guideline for Infection Prevention and Control in HSE Dental and Orthodontic Services

Topic: Infection prevention and control - dental and orthodontic
Document Owner: Assistant national oral health lead - quality and risk
National Group: Hse dental and orthodontic services
Effective From: 04 March 2024
Guideline purpose to ensure that care is provided in a clean and safe environment that minimises the risk of transmitting infection.

Implementing appropriate infection prevention and control procedures is vital for patient and staff safety and is the responsibility of every member of the dental team. Understanding how infections are transmitted and how and when to apply the basic principles of IPC is essential for successful infection prevention and control. Dental and Orthodontic Staff compliance with these IPC standards is mandatory. IPC is integral to all clinical care.