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Patients Notified After Breach of Infection Prevention Protocols

Patients Notified After Breach of Infection Prevention Protocols

27 June 2017

After a June 9 infection prevention and control inspection at Upper Middle Dental in Burlington,...

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MRSA Found on Retainers, Braces

It may be as important as ever for orthodontists to make sure the retainers and braces they prescribe for patients are clean. And it’s even more important for the patients to keep them clean.

A new study showed that MRSA, a condition that could lead to blood poisoning, was found on retainers. MRSA is a strain of bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics and could be life-threatening.

The research also showed that about two out of three retainers has some kind of yeast associated with fungal infections.

This information was generated by the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London. These bacterial problems could lead tooth decay, gum disease and other serious dental problems.

Despite the potential bacteria problems associated with these appliances, they can be avoided without much extra work. If a person brushes regularly and keeps his or her teeth  in good condition, that is the first requirement. The only other necessary step would be to then rinse the retainer off regularly and let it air out.

The Wednesday Watch

Exclusive Interview: Patient Education and GentleWave

Exclusive Interview: Patient Education and GentleWave

21 June 2017

Patients are becoming more educated, as a world of information is readily available at our...

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e-Prescribing with XLDent

e-Prescribing with XLDent

29 March 2017

Drs. David Andersen and Lora Nelson explain how easy e-Prescribing...

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Show Me the Way

Show Me the Way

02 May 2017

This year’s International Dental Show did not disappoint: 155,000 participants from 157 countries attended,...

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01 June 2017

While implants have the mechanical availability to attach many different prosthetic options, many factors...

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