Bloodborne Pathogen Policy

Bloodborne Pathogen Policy Statement
Dental Hygiene Department   

Due to the nature of the clinical and laboratory experiences in the dental hygiene program, students will be participating in a work environment that has the potential of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and diseases via saliva and blood, such as Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

The Normandale Community College Dental Hygiene Program maintains strict compliance with local, state and federal infection control procedures for safe practice in the dental hygiene clinic and laboratory to minimize and manage the risk of disease transmission.  This protocol is provided in multiple courses throughout the curriculum.  Dental hygiene faculty monitor student compliance of these policies to ensure a safe environment for all patients, students, faculty and staff.  Students must provide proof of compliance with Normandale Community College immunization requirements.  

Normandale Policies and Procedures for bloodborne pathogens and infection control management are available to applicants and patients upon request.