May 5, 2023

Health is in Your Hands: Celebrating Hand Hygiene Day

The World Health Organization is reminding everyone of the importance of hand hygiene today during World Hand Hygiene Day 2023. The value of clean hands and wearing gloves is in preventing the spread of infection to patients, between patients, for self protection and respect, but according to the CDC, on average, healthcare workers aren't performing hand hygiene when they should 50% of the time. With drug resistant infections increasing globally, there is a need for action and hand hygiene plays a role.

Learn effective hand hygiene practices by visiting these new learning modules at For more on hand hygiene for the dental team, visit


Quad A Pediatric Dentistry Accreditation Program

OSAP: Dental Infection Prevention & Safety Association

Dental Anesthesia Incident Reporting System (DAIRS)

Reporting is anonymous. All reports to DAIRS are maintained as privileged and confidential. DAIRS self-reporting system is used to collect and analyze anesthesia incidents in order to improve the quality of dental anesthesia care. (Examples of incidents include laryngospasm, cardiac event, equipment failure, drug interaction, and other serious incidents that cause permanent harm.) 

Infection Prevention & Control in Dental Settings (CDC)

Stay Current on Health Alerts & Emergencies (CDC)