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Infection Control

SciCan partners with Vista Research to release VistaPure AutoFill
SciCan partners with Vista Research to release VistaPure AutoFillSciCan, partnering with Vista Research, recently announced the VistaPure AutoFill, an efficient, reliable and maintenance-free solution to filling your autoclaves with distilled, quality water, enabling hands-free convenience.
Halyard Health introduces Flexaprene Green Exam Gloves as a new alternative to allergy-inducing latex gloves
Halyard Health introduces Flexaprene Green Exam Gloves as a new alternative to allergy-inducing latex glovesHalyard Health, Inc., a global medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery, today announced the availability of a new innovation in exam gloves, Flexaprene* Green. Designed for dental professionals who want to bring cutting edge technology and clinical advantage to their practice and patients, Flexaprene* Green is an advanced chloroprene technology that gives you the feel and tactile sensitivity of latex without the risk of Type I allergic reactions to natural rubber latex proteins.
September celebrated as Dental Infection Control Awareness Month
September celebrated as Dental Infection Control Awareness MonthThe Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), a growing community of clinicians, educators, policy makers, consultants and industry representatives who advocate for the Safest Dental Visit™, has designated September as Dental Infection Control Awareness Month (DICAM) to focus on the importance of infection control in dentistry. DICAM is part of a collaborative, practice-facing effort to support dental practitioners and help them communicate to patients the critical role infection control in dentistry plays in preventing the spread of disease.
California withdraws approval of Concorde dental hygiene campus
California withdraws approval of Concorde dental hygiene campusThe investigation into the campus was initiated after student, administration and faculty complaints to the DHCC. Students reported a lack of education on infection control, with senior students stating there was no mention of spore testing in their curriculum.
5 infection control mistakes you may be making and not even realize
5 infection control mistakes you may be making and not even realizeAs hygienists, infection control and the safety of our patients is a top priority. But are you and your office up to date on infection control protocols and required infection control training? Here are five infection control mistakes you might be making and not even realize.
Preventing infection with sterilizers
Preventing infection with sterilizersThis snapshot of dental sterilizers will help dental practices improve infection control.
CDC unveils new guidelines and checklist regarding infection prevention practices in dental settings
CDC unveils new guidelines and checklist regarding infection prevention practices in dental settingsThe CDC releases an important update to the “Infection Prevention Bible” from 2003
Why one practice loves using Sani-Soak Ultra
Why one practice loves using Sani-Soak UltraDr. Brian Stern, who has been in practice since 2005, is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He practices in Powell, Ohio, and also is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the American Dental Association and the Ohio Dental Association.
The importance of battling antimicrobial resistance
The importance of battling antimicrobial resistanceAntimicrobial resistance is compromising our ability to treat infectious diseases, and fostering the rise of superbugs, bacteria that have become resistant to all known therapies. Antibiotic resistance refers specifically to bacteria’s resistance to antibiotics.
Some of the worst infection control mistakes we've heard ... and why 2016 is the year to stop making them
Some of the worst infection control mistakes we've heard ... and why 2016 is the year to stop making themDental assistants not only need more education, but often need to pass that education on to other team members who simply don't get the right way to do things.