Infection Control

The “New Normal?” Navigating Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

INTRODUCTION In this time of uncertainty and fear due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the...

Spotlight on Infection Control—That Thing You Do!

Dental healthcare professionals historically have been able to meet numerous infection control challenges, ranging...

Vaccination: Science Versus Perception

INTRODUCTION The development of vaccines and their application in immunizing populations has led to...

Reinforcing the Basics of Infection Control

Photo: iStock INTRODUCTION The last 2 decades have seen the development and implementation of...

Representative Infection Control Issues and Concerns

Photo: Getty Images Occupational Safety and Health Association requires provider and patient to wear...

Environmental Surface Asepsis

Dental practitioners may be exposed to a variety of pathogenic microorganisms when providing dental...

Prion Diseases and Infection Control Precautions

Prions, only truly understood by the scientific and medical community in the past 2...

Dental Laboratory Asepsis

Any instrument or piece of equipment used in the mouth is a potential source...

Preparing Instruments for Sterilization

Many local home centers offer short courses on a variety of repair and remodeling...

Sterilizer Monitoring: Rationale for Using Biological Indicators

In late 2003, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released revised Guidelines...