General dentistry: exposure prone procedure categorisation

Exposure prone procedures (EPPs) and non EPPs carried out in general dentistry, categorised by levels of risk of bleed-back, compiled by UKAP.


General dentistry exposure prone procedure (EPP) categorisation

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The UK Advisory Panel for Healthcare Workers Infected with Bloodborne Viruses (UKAP) specialist dental working group have compiled a list of exposure prone procedures (EPPs) and non EPPs carried out in general dentistry.

Each procedure has been categorised into the level of risk of bleed-back (EPP level 0 to 3) where injury to the healthcare worker could result in the worker’s blood contaminating the patient’s open tissues.

This list is not exhaustive of all procedures carried out in dentistry, but is to be used as a guide only.

Published 30 March 2016