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Infection Control

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. 
Vista Dental Products introduces SmearOFF Vista Dental Products recently introduced a new patent-pending EDTA-based formula called SmearOff™, which reportedly effectively removes smear layer and also kills bacteria.  
3 main steps for a proper infection control processAs a profession, we are charged with a very important mission — we need to provide the best possible care to our patients while doing it in an environment that ensures their safety.
The importance of hand washing in the dental practice