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If Saliva Were Red

RELEASED January 2023!

A 5-minute digital video that uses real dental healthcare personnel (DHCP) to highlight:

  • common dental infection control and safety flaws,
  • the cross-contamination DHCP would see if saliva were red, and
  • how controlling contamination by using personal barrier protection, safe work practices, and effective infection control products, reduces the risk of exposure.
How to Tell the Story: A Facilitator's Guide

Produced without a voice track, the video uses visual rather than verbal cues to stress the need for procedure-specific dental infection control, making it a suitable training tool for classrooms and practices around the world, regardless of native language.

Also included, is the How to Tell the Story: A Facilitator's Guide. This guide provides facilitators, educators, consultants, and in-practice instructors with visual cues and talking points from the video, answers to common questions, a checklist of the elements of a comprehensive dental personnel training program, and a list of resources. 

The If Saliva Were Red video and How to Tell the Story: A Facilitator's Guide are FREE to everyone, you just need to fill out a brief form below!

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CE Credit

Anyone can claim 1 CE credit for FREE! Click on the button below to register and complete an online assessment. 

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • list several examples of cross-contamination observed during the video.
  • describe potential solutions to remedy the areas of cross-contamination identified.
  • identify appropriate personal protective equipment required for routine dental procedures.
  • explain how a combination of barriers, work practices, and engineering controls can reduce contamination.

Educational Grant Provided By:

CareQuest Institute for Oral Health