Spotlight on Infection Control in Dentistry
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Volume 40 eBook 15
At Compendium, we understand the importance of keeping the dental office clean and free from pathogens and other harmful contaminants. This special eBook delivers a brand-new CE article on infection control, along with a peer perspective presenting additional information on disinfection measures. Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
CE: A Review of Infection Control in the Dental Setting: A Pathway to Achieving Infection Prevention
Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, DHSc, AADH
This CE article reviews infection control in the dental setting and provides a pathway to achieving infection prevention. As the author states, dental personnel should always use standard precautions during patient care by considering that all patients could be potential carriers of infectious diseases. The author details how several government agencies and organizations are responsible for establishing infection control guidelines that assist with managing health and safety concerns in the dental office.
Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU
Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
Ongoing Evolution of Germicides: Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide for Surface Disinfection
John A. Molinari, PhD
This peer perspecitve article describes the ongoing evolution of germicides that has ultimately led to accelerated hydrogen peroxide for surface disinfection. Clinical contact surfaces in dentistry include countertops, light handles, chair buttons, and unit controls. As the author explains, it is not necessary to sterilize these items, but cleaning and disinfection procedures should be used to decontaminate them as potential sources of cross-infection.