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Infection Control

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.
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?