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Welcome to the Virginia Dental Association!

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The Virginia Dental Association (VDA) is a non-profit organization of dentists committed to enhancing the professional lives of our members - 3,700 of the best and brightest dentistry has to offer.  Together, we champion better oral health care for all Virginians.

It’s been ​over 145 years since a small group of nine dentists founded the "Virginia State Dental Association". Since then we’ve grown to become a constant trusted resource for ​Virginia dentists and their patients.

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What's Wrong With This Picture?

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Infection Control Check-up from the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)
Can you identify the breach(es) in infection prevention and safety procedures in this photo taken after completion of a treatment procedure?  Check your answer below.


Answer: The contaminated dental instruments are being transported in an open tray, increasing the risk of sharps injury.  The gloves are of the wrong type: heavy duty utility gloves should be used when handling contaminated instruments to protect against sharps injury.