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Academic Policies

Dental Hygiene - Infection Control

One of the consequences of the delivery of health care is the possibility of contracting an infectious disease such as herpes, hepatitis, or AIDS. To minimize this risk, the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry has adopted an Infection Control Policy that requires the wearing of a clinical overgarment, disposable gloves, mask, and protective eye covering when oral examinations and dental procedures are being performed. The school requires each student to be vaccinated against Hepatitis B infection. Since clinical activities begin during fall semester, students must be vaccinated prior to that time. The vaccine can be obtained through the Student Health Service for a fee paid by the student. For more information please contact the Student Health Service at 919-966-2281.

Last Modified: 04/30/2010