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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.
New germ-killing paint helps stop infection in dental practices, hospitals
New germ-killing paint helps stop infection in dental practices, hospitalsDespite best infection control practices, surfaces in medical facilities such as dental practices and hospitals are inevitable breeding grounds for bacteria. Now, Sherwin-Williams has introduced a new paint that can kill infectious pathogens on painted surfaces.
How can you prevent violations of health and safety in the dental industry? In 2013, investigators on a routine inspection of an oral surgery practice in Tulsa, Okla., discovered numerous violations of health and safety laws and major violations of the state dental act.
Are you using too many chemicals in your dental practice?
Is the dental industry prepared for another Ebola? As the organization enters its fourth decade, OSAP's thought leaders once again sat down with Dental Products Report for a candid roundtable discussion on how far infection control has come in the dental industry .. and how far it still has to go.
Discussing current hot topics in dental infection control On the cusp of the organization’s 30th anniversary, OSAP’s thought leaders sat down again with Dental Products Report for a candid roundtable discussion on how far infection control has come in the dental industry … and how far it still has to go.  
Understanding the health effects of biofilms Rubber cup polishing has been an effective method for completing prophylaxis and controlling biofilm growth, and on-going research has expanded dentistry’s knowledge regarding the formation, growth, development, behavior and effects of biofilm.