ICD Dental Safety Program at work

The ICD Dental Safety Program is an international continuing education initiative designed to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and implement the safer practice of oral health professionals/personnel to meet standards in infection control and occupational safety.

The emphasis of this educational and capacity-building initiative is towards developing nations.

The goal is to control the spread of infectious diseases from patient-to-patient, oral health professional to patient, and patient to the oral health professional during the provision of dental care.

Resources: Basics of Infection Control and Dental Safety

Access our digital training documents and videos via the ‘Download’ button.

Our Approach To Improving Dental Safety

There are a number of ways that we work to improve dental safety:

  • Educational materials – state-of-the-art educational materials for infection control and dental safety, such as the resources in the box above.
  • Capacity building within the profession – an intensive 2-3 day training program intended for dental educators and other trainers of oral health personnel.
  • Educational programs for dental professionals – educational seminars and workshops presented by knowledgeable and experienced educators, and a Guide for Safety and Infection Control for Oral Health Care Missions Workers.
  • Internet-based educational programs – infection control technique training videos are available at no cost to any viewer, accessed through the resources above.
  • Provision of materials and supplies – for oral health care mission workers.

How To Get Involved

ICD Sections, Regions and Fellows are invited to participate in this College–wide initiative by providing any of the following:

a) Program venue opportunities b) Volunteer speakers c) Financial support.

The ICD Global Visionary Fund shall be a source for financial support.

Henry Schein Cares is a source of supplies and materials for mission trip workers.

Donate Now To Support the Dental Safety Program

If you would like to make a donation, you may do so through the ICD Global Visionary Fund via the PayPal button.


Resources: 2019 Novel Coronavirus

As a global organization, the International College of Dentists is aware of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus epidemic and promotes the sharing of important information and resources available from trusted organizations and ICD Fellows, dedicated to public health.