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Webinar to Discuss Bib Clip Cross-Contamination Risks,
 Disinfection Protocols

Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014


OXNARD, CALIF. – FEB. 3, 2014– Dr. Gerard Kugel, DMD, MS, PhD will present a free webinar wherein he will identify the cross-contamination risks from dental bib clips and compare the advantages and disadvantages of current disinfection methods and options. Cross Contamination from Dental Bib Holders: Implications for Your Practice will be presented by CDEWorld on Wed., Feb. 12th at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and is supported by DUX Dental. Registration for the webinar is now open at Each participant will receive one continuing education credit upon completion of the webinar.

“I teach and work in private practice, and I know as well as anyone that the issue of touching things with contaminated gloves is an issue all dental professionals have to be aware of. It is a very difficult thing to avoid and bib clips are in the line of fire,” says Dr. Kugel, who serves as Compendium’s Research section editor. “Cross-contamination is an issue for everyone in the dental office – for dentists, the dental team, and patients.”

During the webinar, which will offer 1 CE credit, Dr. Kugel will:

- review the risk of cross-contamination associated with dental bib holders as identified by multiple clinical research studies and research papers

- describe methods of sterilization for bib holders and compare the advantages and disadvantages of each

- analyze the costs of sterilizing reusable bib clips versus the costs of disposable bib holders

Dr. Gerard Kugel is the Associate Dean of Dental Research and a Professor of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. In addition, Kugel is on the editorial board of Practical Periodontics & Aesthetic Dentistry, Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, and is editor-in-chief of Inside Dentistry. With an expertise in clinical research and esthetic dentistry, he is a reviewer for a number of journals including The New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Dental Association. He has published hundreds of articles and abstracts in the field of restorative materials and techniques, and has given more than 250 lectures nationally and internationally. Dr. Kugel practices at the Boston Center for Oral Health in Boston, Mass.

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