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A good starting point if you are looking for an answer to dental infection prevention, occupational health, or patient safety questions is to browse the following databases:

If you cannot find an answer to your question, submit it to our subject matter experts, and they will research your question using current guidelines, standards, and widely used dental infection control and safety textbooks. ADS Members can submit an Ask ADS question at no charge*, Basic Members and Non-Members must pay a $25 fee. You will receive a written response within 3 – 5 business days.

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ADS reserves the right to reject questions that are outside of the scope of ADS's mission and expertise. Responses to questions of a legal nature to Ask ADS do not constitute legal advice or legal representation and should not be relied upon as to how the law will be applied to specific facts. Because of the rapidly changing nature of the law and our reliance upon outside sources, we make no warranty or guarantee of the accuracy or reliability of the information contained herein or at other sites to which we link. We assume no responsibility for any information, advice, or services provided by any site to which we link. Questions concerning legal issues should be directed to your attorney or your state dental board about their specific requirements or regulations.

*Please note that members should limit their questions to one per week, two-three in a 30-day period. If members wish to submit numerous questions, a discounted fee may be applied.