DUX Dental Hosts Free Dental Infection Control Webinar



Provides Remedies for Five Most Serious Sterilization Violations

OXNARD, CALIF. – MARCH 5, 2012 – DUX Dental today announced it will host a free webinar that will help dental professionals identify the most common mistakes made when sterilizing instruments and how to improve infection control practices in their offices. Pat Pine, a registered dental hygienist (RDH) and national infection control educator will present the webinar, “Five Serious Sterilization Violations” on Thurs., March 15 at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Registration information is available at www.duxdental.com.

“DUX Dental has a long history of advocating for infection control in the dentist office,” said Stacey Williams, director of marketing at DUX Dental and moderator of the webinar. “Our goal with this webinar is to make the most current infection control information and training available to dental professionals. That information, paired with our innovative product offerings, can empower all members of the dental team to create the safest dental environment for their patients and for themselves.”

Pine will present techniques that dentists, dental assistants and hygienists can apply in their practices to increase patient safety, limit risk and streamline sterilization procedures. The webinar will specifically address:

Protocols for the dental sterilization process and techniques to prevent sterilization breach.
Overlooked sources of cross-contamination in the dental office, such as bib holders and barriers.
The risk of disease transmission brought about by failed sterilization techniques.

Pine has more than 30 years of combined experience in hygiene, dental assisting and infection control training. She is certified by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a compliance trainer and is a frequent presenter at dental conferences and meetings throughout the country. She is an active member of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, American Dental Hygienists Association and the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures.