Infection Control for Every Dental Practice

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Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD

Yes, we know, this is a disagreeable subject, but it can prove to be relatively simple and highly important!  Can understanding infection control be easy? Can the principles and materials be uncomplicated to implement? This presentation simplifies the major, essential areas of infection control including: the best types and brands of gloves, face masks that actually filter well, disinfecting instruments, the most adequate sterilizers and sterilizing techniques and devices; decontaminating surfaces in your office, how to keep your hands healthy, protecting your eyes, and keeping all of these tasks financially feasible.  This presentation provides simple, easily understood materials, devices, and guidelines to protect you, your staff, and your patients.

Table of Contents

  • State of Infection Control in Dentistry
  • Importance of Infection Control
  • Adapting Infection Control to Real-World Practice
  • Personal Disease Prevention Concepts
  • Personal Cleanliness
  • Working When Sick
  • Treating Sick Patients
  • Protective Clothing
  • Eye Protection
  • Condition of Operatory at Beginning of Treatment
  • Environmental Surfaces
  • Dental Unit Waterlines
  • Vacuum System
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Personal Wounds Before or During Treatment
  • Needlesticks
  • Gloves
  • Glove Types
  • Latex Allergy
  • Challenges When Wearing Gloves
  • Face Masks
  • Ensuring Patient of Infection Control Procedures
  • Reducing Patient Contamination
  • Infection Control During a Procedure
  • Cleaning Operatories After a Procedure
  • Handling Contaminated Instruments
  • Cleaning Instruments
  • Preparation and Packaging of Instruments
  • Instrument Disinfection
  • Instrument Sterilization
  • Instrument Storage
  • Handpiece Sterilization
  • Laboratory Infection Control
  • Staff Continuing Education
  • Cost of Infection Control
  • Additional Resources
  • Conclusion

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