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Discover up-to-date and evidence-based education and training in dental infection prevention, occupational health, and patient safety. ADS is your partner in fulfilling your educational requirements, achieving your career aspirations, and elevating the safety of both patients and practitioners.

We offer ADA CERP credits for our continuing education activities and digital badges for key programs.

Courses & Conferences

Annual Conference

The Annual Conference is an advanced-level conference that brings together the most innovative thinkers in dental infection prevention, occupational health, and patient safety. The program covers various topics relevant to dental infection control, including evolving guidance, compliance, and emerging infection prevention and safety issues.

Dental Infection Control Boot Camp

The Dental Infection Control Boot Camp is a fast-paced, foundational-level educational course presented by national and international experts in dental infection prevention and patient safety. The course curriculum is based on CDC Guidelines and OSHA Standards. 

CE Center

ADS offers a variety of online self-study courses, many using Infection Control in Practice (ICIP), as well as live and on-demand webinars in our Dental Infection Prevention & Safety CE Center. Click on the button below to view all available courses.

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If Saliva Were Red 

If Saliva Were Red, was produced without a voice track using visual rather than verbal cues to stress the need for procedure-specific infection control, making it a suitable training tool for classrooms and practices worldwide, regardless of native language. 

ADS-DALE Foundation Certificate & Courses

OSAP-DALE Foundation Dental Infection Prevention and Control Certificate™

The ADS-DALE Foundation Dental Infection Prevention and Control Certificate™ is a comprehensive, baseline educational program. It is intended for everyone in dentistry or anyone who wants to learn more about dental infection prevention and control. ​The certificate was developed by the ADS and the DALE Foundation.

ADS-DALE Foundation Online Courses

ADS has developed several online courses with the DALE Foundation. These courses are available for purchase on the DALE Foundation website

Past Annual Conference Slides

ADS has a repository of Past Annual Conference Slides available for reference. These are members-only resources.  


ADS offers a variety of live and on-demand webinars presented by subject matter experts (SMEs) in infection prevention and patient safety.

Workbooks & Textbook

ADS has two workbooks to help dental health care personnel (DHCP) understand and implement CDC guidelines and OSHA standards. 

ADS also sells the Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team, 7th Edition textbook which covers everything from basic concepts in microbiology to protocols for clinical asepsis. CE is not available for this textbook. 

Educational Framework – Proceedings of the Infection Control Consortium  

Learn more about the Educational Framework – Proceedings of the Infection Control Consortium developed in 2016 by the CDC Division of Oral Health and seven national dental organizations. 

CE Program & Provider Recognition

Learn more about our CE Program & Provider Recognition.