Bloodborne Pathogen Information

Students enrolled in the Dental Assisting Program will be performing exposure prone procedures and will be required to wear safety glasses, gloves, face masks and protective clothing during all laboratory and clinic activities that produce airborne particulate matter or expose students to patients during dental procedures.  An exposure prone procedure is one in which there is an increased opportunity for the exchange of bloodborne pathogens between the patient and the dental health care provider because of the kind of procedure being performed.  Safety policies, procedures and protocols are taught and followed according to OSHA regulations and CDC standards to provide a safe learning and patient care environment.  The program policies on Bloodborne Pathogens and Infectious Disease are available to applicants upon request.  Upon acceptance to the program, extensive training in this area will occur.  For more information on Bloodborne Pathogens visit:

Bloodborne Pathogens Training