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The Use of Disposable Electrode Tips in Radiosurgery

The use of disposable electrode tips in radiosurgery—one of several types of electrodes designed...

Preparing Instruments for Sterilization

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

Team Care for Periodontal Disease: A Model for Patient Rights

The National Diabetes Education Program is a joint program of the National Institutes of...

Sterilizer Monitoring: Rationale for Using Biological Indicators

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

Protecting Electronic Health Information as Part of HIPAA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) calls for standards for administrative, physical,...

Saving Lives in the Dental Office

When you were in dental hygiene school, did you ever imagine that one day...

Preparing for the Flu Season

Influenza (“the flu”) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by 2 types of influenza...

A Successful Approach to the Management of Children Part 1

Building and sustaining a successful dental practice has never been an easy task, but...

The Role of the Infection Control Coordinator

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the lead federal agency for...

Gloves in the Dental Office

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is designed to protect the skin and mucous membranes of...