This curriculum is designed to support pediatric dentists – trainees and veterans, individually and collectively – as they strive to create the safest possible environment for dental care delivery to protect the health and well-being of patients, their teams, and themselves as providers. It provides foundational information about safety science and principles of safety, and guidance on fostering a safety culture. It is based on the latest knowledge on safety in healthcare, while also offering resources specific to dentistry.  

The curriculum and its content can be tailored to meet the needs of various settings and program types, including those in hospitals, dental schools, and health centers. Users are not expected to master each section or read every recommended resource. Rather, it should be seen as a menu of options for professionals and trainees as they promote safety training and advance safety culture in their work settings. 


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