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Infection Control & PPE

Understand guidance on practice disinfection and types of personal protection equipment.

Order infection control supplies at no cost while supplies last

Dental professionals can now order masks, gowns, disinfectant and other infection control supplies at no cost through the PPE Relief Program, offered by the California Medical Association in partnership with CDA. Items are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.  

Register through the PPE Relief Direct Store and start shopping today. Items are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last (nominal shipping and handling fees will apply).

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PPE Recommendations for Dental Practice

Quick reference chart to understand PPE recommendations for dental practices. 

Declination of Employer Recommended or Required Influenza (flu) Vaccination

Employers may choose to recommend or require employees obtain the flu vaccine based on policy or mandate. An employer may need to grant an employee a reasonable accommodation and permit an employee to be exempt from a mandatory (Influenza) flu vaccination. This form may be customized according to your practice need and used to document accommodations provided for employees who decline to be vaccinated.


Effective workplace ventilation can limit exposures to SARS-CoV-2 by reducing concentrations of the virus. Review this list of recommended interventions.

Respiratory Protection Program

Customize this sample plan which is required when an employer requires an employee to wear a respirator, such as an N95. This is part of the Regulatory Compliance Manual. Updated November 2020.

Personal Protective Equipment: Questions and Answers

This document is intended to address frequently asked questions about personal protective equipment (PPE).

Mask and Respirator Types

A visual resource that provides information on various masks and respirators, including agency approval, size and fit, testing requirements and decontamination guidance.

Operatory Disinfection

Bundled resources to guide operatory disinfection in the dental practice.

Elastomeric respirators: an alternative to N95 respirators
Information and tips for using elastomeric respirators
Four Zones of Clinical Infection Control

Helpful diagram of the four zones of clinical infection control.