Infection Control

Update on Tuberculosis

Oral health professionals need to remain up to date on infection control protocols related to TB transmission in order to best protect themselves and their patients.
By Nina E. Karhinen, RDH, BSDH

Infection Control Update

Oral health professionals need to be familiar with The Centers for disease control and prevention's recently published summary of infection prevention practices in dental settings.
By Kathy J. Eklund, RDH, MHP

Reporting Notifiable Infectious Diseases

Reporting Notifiable Infectious Diseases SSHEPARD ISTOCK ISTOCK   Oral health professionals need to understand the process for reporting such conditions at the local, state, and national levels. By Anna Mathews, RDH, MS

Best Practices for Personal Protective Equipment

The effective use of these infection control tools makes all the difference in ensuring clinician and patient health and safety.
By Eve J. Cuny, BA, MS

Create a Culture of Safety

Dental practices that foster safety in the workplace may see improved treatment outcomes and more satisfied patients and employees.
By Kandis V. Garland, RDH, MS

Tips for Successfully Serving as Infection Control Coordinator

Myriad resources are available for dental professionals who serve in this important role.
By Kandis V. Garland, RDH, MS

Sterilizing Instruments With Dry Heat

In this Q&A, Chris H. Miller, PhD, explains the process of dry heat sterilization and why it is an important asset to the infection control protocol in the dental setting.

Simple Strategies for Surface Disinfection

Clinicians need to be well informed about the properties of the products they use for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces.
By Laura Gail Hendricks, RDH, MEd

Handle With Care

Oral health professionals must follow safety guidelines to minimize the risk of needlestick injuries.
BY Jacqueline J. Freudenthal, RDH, MHE

Combat Antibiotic Resistance

This growing problem needs to be addressed across all health care fields.

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