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Creating the Healthy Dental Workplace

In comparison to other small businesses in the United States, most dental practices do...

Tuberculosis Update

Tuberculosis (TB) experienced decades of steady decline in the United States, but the disease...

Dental Laboratory Asepsis

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

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...