Instrument Management and Infection Prevention Resources

Dental infection control has never been more important in creating a safe and healthy practice environment. Explore the resources below to learn more about compliance guidelines and how to keep you, your patients and your practice safe.

NEW! Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)

Practice Safety and Patient Education

Ontario Canada Practice Safety and Patient Education

State Infection Control Guidelines

Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

Employee Continuing Education Requirements by State

Educational Articles and Materials

Instrument Management System Cassettes

SporeCheck 24-hour in-office Test Biological Monitoring System

Team Vista Dental Unit Waterline Cleaner

Enzymax/Enzymax Earth Dual Enzyme Ultrasonic Detergent

Hand Essentials Hand Care Products

Sterilization Products

CLEANING & CARE

SDS Data Sheets

How To Video's


Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

NEW! CDC Summary of Infection Prevention & Control Practices in Dental Settings Visit Website
CDC Infection Control in Dental Health Settings – Overview, Educational Materials & Links Visit Website
Common FAQs for CDC Guidelines Visit Website
The 2003 Guidelines (most recent) Visit Website
For more information about infection control, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines webpage for Dental Health Care Settings (2003) Visit Website
For more information regarding Safe Injection Practices in Dentistry, the CDC provides additional information to help remind dental practitioners of the safe practices to follow to ensure worker and patient safety. Visit Website

Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)

NEW! OSAP provides comprehensive tools and resources specifically designed to help Dental Professionals Understand and Comply with the CDC Guidelines. Visit Website
In a cooperative agreement with CDC, OSAP also produced "From Policy to Practice: OSAP's Guide to the Guidelines", a workbook designed to help dental professionals put the new recommendations into practice. Each chapter contains practical, how-to instructions, charts and checklists, pictures and captions, answers to common questions, and guidance for making sound clinical judgments. Visit Website
You can also view OSAP’s video "From Policy to Practice: OSAP’s Interactive Guide to the CDC Guidelines" Visit Website
Various Infection Control Checklists Visit Website
The OSAP website delivers the latest information on infection control, safety and more at www.osap.org Visit Website

Practice Safety and Patient Education

Infection Control News – How to Address Patient Safety Concerns
Dr. John Molinari - November 2013
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Patient Safety Checklist - What to Look for in a Dental Office
Mary Govoni - November 2013
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Assessing Your Infection Control Protocols
Mary Govoni - November 2013
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Conversation Scripts for Dental Teams, Response to Infection Control Breaches
November 2013
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Ontario Canada Practice Safety and Patient Education

Infection Control News – How to Address Patient Safety Concerns
Dr. John Molinari - July 2017
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Conversation Scripts for Dental Teams, Response to Ontario Canada Infection Control Breachese
July 2017
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Patient Safety Checklist - What to Look for in a Dental Office
Mary Govoni - July 2017
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State Infection Control Guidelines

To learn more about your state’s infection control guidelines, please visit the American Dental Association (ADA) Visit Website

Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

OSHA standards related to dentistry and related OSHA Safety and Health Topics Visit Website
More information about OSHA approved state plans Visit Website

Employee Continuing Education Requirements by State

Provided by the ADA, this document outlines the CE requirements for each state: Continuing Ed Requirements ADA 10-2012
November 2009
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Educational Articles and Materials

We are pleased to share a variety of Infection Control and Instrument Management articles and educational materials developed by Hu-Friedy and our network of Key Opinion Leaders.

Creating a culture of safety in dental practice settings
Mary Govoni, MBA, RDH, CDA
Dental Economics—January 2018
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Instrument Processing Myth Busters
Marie T. Fluent, DDS—November 2017
Dental Economics
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Instrument Processing Efficiency
John A. Molinari, PhD—July 2017
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Can You Pass These 10 Safety Challenges?
Olivia Wann, JD, RDA—March 2017
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Instrument processing and sterilization: Key considerations
John A. Molinari, PhD—November 2016
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On your mark, cassette, get organized
Olivia Wann, JD, RDA—October 2016
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Back to basics: Infection control and prevention
Olivia Wann, JD, RDA—September 2016
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Team Centered Approach to Instrument Processing & Infection Control CE
Noel Kelsch—August 2016
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Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: What Every Clinician Must Know
Marie T. Fluent, DDS—July 2016
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Infection Prevention and Instrument Processing Guidelines (IMS-235)
July 2016
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A summary of the ‘Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care’
Marie T. Fluent, DDS—May 2016
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Importance of Instrument Cleaning and Cleaning Monitors
John A. Molinari, PhD and Peri Nelson—April 2016
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IMS Troubleshooting Guide (IMS-375)
May 2014
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A Infection Control in the Dental Office: Compliance Revisited
Marie T. Fluent, DDS—October 2013
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A Patient’s Perspective
Noel Kelsch—September 2012
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Instrument Management System Cassettes
IMS Cassette Capacity Chart
January 2018
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Why I Use: IMS
Dental Product Shopper
Dr. Izzy Naem—December 2017
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How Organized Are Your Instruments?
Rebecca Knight—Fall 2017
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Sterilization Systems How to Build Your Practice’s Central Sterilization Area
Andrea Cook—August 2017
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Minimize Risk, Maximize Productivity
Marie T. Fluent, DDS—June 2017
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Safety and Efficiency in Instrument Management
Mary Govoni—May 2017
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The Trays vs. Cassette
Marie T. Fluent, DDS and
Catherine L. Pawloski, RDH, BSDH—December 2016
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Tips for a predictable, positive, and productive workday
Marie T. Fluent, DDS and
Catherine L. Pawloski, RDH, BSDH—June 2016
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Patients appreciate that instruments have been carefully processed for them and their intended procedure.
Marie Fluent, DDS—February 2016
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Give Me Some Space! Following CDC Guidelines for an Ideal Central Sterilization Area
Olivia Wann, RDA, JD—November 2015
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Instrument Cleaning: Why, Who, and, How?
Marie Fluent, DDS—November 2015
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Adding ‘WOW’ and Safety to your Dental Practice
Olivia Wann, RDA, JD—September 2015
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Infection Control Q and A: Instrument Processing
John A. Molinari, PHD—October 2015
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Faster, Safter, More Efficient - All-In-One Integrated Cassette System - Dental Product Shopper
Dental Product Shopper—May 2015
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Instrument Cassettes: Effective and Safe
John A. Molinari, PHD and Peri Nelson, B.S.—March 2015
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Instrument Cassettes: Thinking Ahead
John A. Molinari, PHD—March 2015
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Instrument Processing and Recirculation: Issues and Considerations
John A. Molinari, PHD—October 2014
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Implementation of Cassettes: A Case Report-Part One
Marie T. Fluent, DDS—August 2014
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Implementation of Cassettes: A Case Report - Part Two
Marie T. Fluent, DDS—August 2014
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Just Let It Flow
Olivia Wann, RDA, BS—May 2014
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Instrument Cassettes: And Effective Infection Control Precaution
Dr. John Molinari—August 2013
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Dental Economics: Ouch!!!-I just got stuck!
Olivia Wann, RDA, BS—December 2012
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Oh Canada: Safe and Efficient Instrument Processing
Mary Govoni—Spring 2012
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Traveling the Instrument-Processing Pathway
John Molinari & Marie Fluent—March 2012
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RDH: Instrument Cassettes
Mary Govoni—October 2011
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Safe and Effective Instrument Cleaning
Mary Govoni—October 2011
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Safety Management Programs: The Infection Control and Safety Considerations behind a Successful Program
Olivia Wann, RDA, BS—May 2011
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Infection Prevention and Your Bottom Line
Mary Govoni—November 2010
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Enhancing Efficiency and Productivity through Instrument Management
Mary Govoni—October 2009
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Increase Production and Decrease Expenses in Sterilization: 10 Great Ideas
Dr. Mark Tholen—October 2009
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Instrument Cassettes: A Reasonable and Effective Approach
John A. Molinari, PhD—January 2009
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A Sterile Remodeling; Four Lessons from Renovation of Sterilization Room
Nancy Andrews, RDH, BS—November 2008
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Dentistry Today: A Safe Bet to Increase Office Productivity
Louis MaleMacher, DDS—April 2008
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Incisal Edge: Improving Office Efficiency
Nancy Andrews, RDH—2008
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Instrument Cassettes for Office Safety and Infection Control
Dr. Harte & Dr. Molinari—November 2007
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First Impressions: In a Minute
June 2007
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Dental Economics: Stealth Technology
Peter Haupers Jr., DDS, MS, MBA—June 2006
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Turning Your Dream Office into a Successful Reality
Dr. Mark Tholen—2006
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Teaching Your Office Walls to Talk to Your Patients…
Dr. Mark Tholen—2006
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Instrument Processing, Work Flow and Sterility Assurance CE
Eve Cuny and Fiona Collins
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SporeCheck 24-hour In-office Test Biological Monitoring System
Dental Economics: Top 10 Pearls from 2006
Dr. Joe Blaes—December 2006
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Team Vista Dental Unit Waterline Cleaner
Dental Economics: Dental Unit Water Quality Revisited
Mary Govoni—September 2017
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Dental water line infection control: A work in progress
Dr. John A. Molinari—February 2017
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Dental Economics: Dental Unit Water Lines: From Inferential to Documented Evidence
Dr. John Molinari—January 2013
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Dental Water Asepsis Rationale, Challenges and Infection Control Strategies
Dr. John Molinari—March 2012
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Keep it Clean
Mary Govoni—November/December 2011
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What's in Your Water?
Mary Govoni—November 2010
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Make Your Water Safe. Preventing Dental Unit Waterline Contamination
Dr. John Molinari—September 2009
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Principles of Dental Waterline Asepsis
Dr. John Molinari—May 2009
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Enzymax® Dual Enzyme Ultrasonic Detergent and Enzymax Earth™ Dual Enzyme Ultrasonic Detergent
Help Make Your Staff Keen to Being Green
Mary Govoni—April 2012
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Ultrasonic Cleaning Solutions: Are you getting the most from yours?
Mary Govoni—July 2011
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Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials™ Hand Care Products
Give yourself a hand: Hand hygiene considerations for dental professionals
Olivia Wann, JD, RDA, PHD—December 2017
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Effective, Sensible, and Safe Hand Hygiene
John Molinari, PHD—December 2016
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Hand Hygiene Compliance in the Dental Settings
Marie T. Fluent, DDS—March 2015
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Healthy Hands for Dental Professionals
Leslie Canham—March/April 2015
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Hand Hygiene and Hand Care (2 CE Credits)
Eve Cuny—July 2014
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Hand Washing: Are We Becoming Complacent?
Mary Govoni—September 2013
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Hand Hygiene in the Dental Setting: Reducing the Risk of Infection
Marie T. Fluent—September 2013
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Hand Hygiene: Did Mother Really Know Best?
Marie T. Fluent—October 2012
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Hand Care: A Critical Step in Infection Prevention
Mary Govoni—April 2012
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Hand Washing Products: What to Use and When
Mary Govoni—August 2011
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Ultrasonic cleaning solutions: Are you getting the most from yours?
Mary Govoni—July 2011
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The First Step in Infection Control is Hand Hygiene
Leslie Canham—January/February 2011
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Your most important asset: Protect your hands from infection
Mary Govoni—January 2011
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Sterilization Products
Instrument recirculation: Maximizing the process
John A. Molinari, PhD—February 2016
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Steam Sterilization Integrators — An Important Component for Quality Assurance in Dental Instrument Sterilization
Mary Govoni—July 2013
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A Sterile Remodeling: Four Lessons From Renovation of a Sterilization Room
Nancy Andrews—November 2008
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Cleaning & Care
New Products: Cleaning Monitors
DENTAL PRODUCT SHOPPER—2017
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SDS Data Sheets
SDS: Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials Skin Repair Cream - English(MSDS-023) Download
SDS: Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials Skin Repair Cream - French(MSDS-024) Download
SDS: Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials Moisturizing Lotion - English(MSDS-021) Download
SDS: Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials Moisturizing Lotion - French(MSDS-022) Download
SDS: Sterillium Comfort Gel - English(MSDS-029) Download
SDS: Sterillium Comfort Gel - French(MSDS-030) Download
SDS: Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials Hand Antiseptic Gel - English(MSDS-018) Download
SDS: Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials Hand Antiseptic Gel - French(MSDS-018) Download
SDS: Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials Antibacterial Soap - English(MSDS-015) Download
SDS: Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials Antibacterial Soap - French(MSDS-016) Download
SDS: Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials Lotion Soap - English(MSDS-019) Download
SDS: Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials Lotion Soap - French(MSDS-020) Download
How To Videos
How to apply a needle cap holder - Infinity Cassettes Click to Watch
How to Install a Replacement Rail - Infinity Cassettes Click to Watch
How to Place an Air and Water Clip - Infinity Cassettes Click to Watch
How to Place Hinged Instrument Clips - Infinity Click to Watch