Package Description

This video uses real dental health care personnel to highlight:

  • common dental infection control and safety flaws,
  • the cross-contamination dental workers would see if saliva were red, and
  • how controlling contamination by using personal barrier protection, safe work practices, and effective infection control products, reduces the risk of exposure.

Produced without a voice track, the video uses visual rather than verbal cues to stress the need for procedure-specific dental infection control, making it a suitable training tool for classrooms and practices around the world, regardless of native language.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • List several examples of cross-contamination observed during the video.
  • Describe potential solutions to remedy the areas of cross-contamination identified.
  • Identify appropriate personal protective equipment required for routine dental procedures.
  • Explain how a combination of barriers, work practices, and engineering controls can reduce contamination.


  • Members & Non-Members: Free 

Educational Funding Provided By: 

CareQuest Institute for Oral Health



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EDUCATIONAL METHOD: Self-instructional (self-study)
EXPIRATION DATE: January 31, 2026


All participating faculty are expected to disclose to the audience any significant financial interest or other relationship with:

  1. the manufacturer of any commercial products and/or provider of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and
  2. any commercial supporters of the activity.


Eve Cuny, MS, CDIPC
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP
The Forsyth Institute
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Karen Gregory, RN, CDIPC
Total Medical Compliance
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Michele L Lash, RDH, BA
Dentsply Sirona
Disclosures: Employee of Dentsply Sirona

Shannon Mills, DDS
Shannon E Mills DDS, Oral Healthcare Consulting
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Michele Neuburger, DDS, MPH
CDC Division of Oral Health
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Authors of CE activities are required to present a balanced view of therapeutic options, use generic names of products whenever possible, use images that have not been falsified or misrepresent the outcome of treatment, and refrain from marketing or promoting any products or commercial services. Authors are required to include peer-reviewed content supported by generally accepted scientific principles or methods that can be substantiated or supported with peer-reviewed scientific literature that is relevant and current. Authors must support clinical recommendations with references from the scientific literature, with a sound scientific basis, whenever possible. Authors of CE activities are required to disclose to participants any financial, commercial, or promotional interest in a product or company that may influence their participation.