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Why Infection Control Matters:

First and foremost, infection control is of utmost importance in dental settings to prevent the spread of diseases. As a dental assistant, you will encounter a diverse range of patients with various oral health conditions. Some of which may carry infectious agents. Consequently, adhering to strict protocols is vital to protect both yourself and the patients from potential cross-contamination.

The following video will give you a good idea of what infection control looks like in a dental office.

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The Role of Dental Assistants in Infection Control:

Dental assistants are the frontline defenders of infection control within dental clinics. To begin with, they are responsible for setting up and disinfecting treatment areas before and after patient appointments. Moreover, they ensure that all instruments and equipment are thoroughly sterilized, following standard procedures for infection prevention.

In addition, dental assistants take active measures to maintain the cleanliness of the clinic environment. For instance, they regularly disinfect chairs, countertops, and other surfaces to reduce the risk of disease transmission. Similarly, they enforce hand hygiene protocols and encourage patients to do the same before and after treatments.

Proper Waste Disposal:

Proper disposal of hazardous waste is a vital component. For this reason, dental assistants are well-versed in handling and disposing of waste materials safely. Furthermore, they segregate different types of waste, ensuring that contaminated materials are disposed of correctly.


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Infection Control Training for Aspiring Dental Assistants:

Undoubtedly, infection control is an integral part of dental assistant training programs. Moreover, dental assisting schools equip students with comprehensive knowledge and hands-on training. Hence, aspiring dental assistants learn how to apply personal protective equipment (PPE) effectively and manage procedures with confidence.

What Do You Need To Take & Pass This Class?

Below, we have listed what you will need to take and pass this class. As well as what you will need to earn your certificate in infection control:

  • Pass a written exam with 75% before you can enter the clinic and use safety equipment.
  • Demonstrate competency by showing preclinical and clinical skills of ow to maintain safety with instruments, sterilization equipment, biological equipment, and safety protocols.
  • Pass a hands-on clinical demonstration with a 75% or higher.
  • 8 clock hours.

Additionally, this course is an individual course that stands alone. There is no prerequisite required to take this course. Also, this certification does not lead to the next certification.

Santa Clarita School of Dental Assisting. Certificate for Infection Control.


As a dental assistant, infection control is a fundamental skill that defines the quality of patient care you provide. Lastly, we invite you check out what our previous students had to say about their experience. Book a private tour of our school. Our program is only 12 weeks long and we offer financing.

Based on 25 reviews
Karen Herrera
Karen Herrera
February 8, 2024.
This course was really cool to take personally for me i like fast paced courses so this one was perfect & the intructors Ms. Lindsey & Ms. Victoria are always there to guide us when we have questions & Sophie as well! I’ve really enjoyed my time at this school i have learned so much in the span of these few months, i’m definitely ready to start a new career in the dental field! 🤩✨🦷😁
Brissa Haro
Brissa Haro
November 9, 2023.
Mrs.Lindsey is the absolute BEST ! Overall the school is amazing, you get hands on experience basically right away which for me helped SOOO much! I recommend this school to anyone looking to get started in their dental career (:
Wendy Ayala
Wendy Ayala
November 9, 2023.
I live in Lompoc🥲 and i loved class even though it was a long drive….. it was so worth it! Everyone is so helpful and Mrs. Lindsey is super funny, helpful, and flexible even for me living far. Im also glad class was only a few weeks compared to other schools which are a year or more. Tests and quizzes were easy as long as you studied! Would recommend 10/10!! Im about to finish next week on Monday!!!!
Lindsey Barone
Lindsey Barone
October 31, 2023.
I love working for this school and seeing all of my students blossom in the dental field ❤️
Makayla McNulty
Makayla McNulty
July 27, 2023.
This school has been the best experience!! Ever since I started here I’ve felt so welcomed and appreciated! A big shout out to Ms.Val for being my role model and being able to teach me everything I know today! I’ve very thankful for both Ms.Lindsey and Ms.Val for helping me through school!
Saray Martinez
Saray Martinez
July 27, 2023.
I really enjoyed my experience. Fast paced program but the teachers made easy and fun to learn. Ms. Val was always so helpful.
Christina Fossile
Christina Fossile
March 17, 2022.
This is definitely a great program for someone wanting to enter the field and start working right away! The instructors are super helpful and teach you everything you need to know to succeed. They even help you get experience and jobs right away and set you up for success after graduating!! I would recommend this program to anyone interested in the field!
Allan Fuentes.
Allan Fuentes.
November 18, 2021.
Recently graduated from Santa Clarita Dental Assisting school and its the best school to get your certification. Teachers are Great, program in general is fantastic! If your looking to get your certificate i would highly recommend it!
Heather Durant
Heather Durant
November 18, 2021.
If your looking for a dental assisting school, look no further!! Miss Lindsey is an amazing instructor and will help you with job placement immediately. She cares about her students and makes learning fun!! Rachael and Angel are so patient and eager to help everyone. I really enjoyed the hands on learning experience and will be forever grateful to everyone that helped me through this course. Thank you Santa Clarita School of Dental Assisting !!


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