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Reprocessing and Maintenance of Handpieces and Attachments: Following the Recommendations

Categories: Infection Control

Author(s): Fiona Collins

Instrument reprocessing of handpieces and attachments is an essential component of infection control and is based on the CDC guidelines. It is also essential that the manufacturer’s instructions...

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

Dental Amalgam: Strategies to Reduce Its Environmental Impact

Categories: Infection Control

Author(s): Fiona Collins

Dental amalgam has proved to be a durable restorative material. However, it also is a source, albeit a minor one, of the mercury released into the environment by human activity. Improper disposal of...

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

Testing, Treating and Managing Dental Unit Waterlines

Categories: Infection Control

Author(s): Kevin D. Plummer

Dental unit waterlines supply water to handpieces, air-water syringes, ultrasonic scalers, the cuspidor and the rinsing cup. Due to the nature of the tubing, as water passes through it, microbial...

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

Instrument Processing for Infection Prevention

Categories: Infection Control

Author(s): Fiona Collins

Safe and effective instrument processing is a key element of the infection prevention cycle. This process must meet CDC guidelines and OSHA requirements. The steps in instrument processing include...

ADA Credits: 3 | AGD Credits: 3 | Cost: $39.00

Pathways to Infection Prevention

Categories: Infection Control

Author(s): Fiona Collins

To prevent the transmission of microorganisms and disease, a robust infection control program is required. The guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control provide recommendations for infection...

ADA Credits: 3 | AGD Credits: 3 | Cost: $29.00

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