Infection Prevention and Control

Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) refers to evidence-based practices and procedures that, when applied consistently in health care settings, can prevent or reduce the risk of transmission of microorganisms to health care providers, clients, patients, residents and visitors.

We provide public health professionals with expertise, support and resources for infection prevention and control. For information and resources related to specific topics or services, see the list below.

IPAC Dental Checklists

Public Health Ontario has collaborated with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Long-Term Care to update two checklists that promote infection prevention and control practices in dental settings: Core Elements and Reprocessing of Dental/Medical Equipment/Devices.

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Updated 8 April 2019