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Infection Prevention and Ergonomics

Categories: Infection Control

Author(s): Emily Boge, MPA, RDH, CDA

According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), infection prevention and risk management programs in medical settings have succeeded in dramatically reducing the...

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

SALIVA CONTAMINATION: Achieving Isolation to Avoid its Adverse Effects

Categories: Infection Control

Author(s): Christopher Canizares DMD

Despite its importance for dental health and normal digestive function, saliva can have an adverse effect on restorative materials and dental procedures. To prevent a negative outcome, care must be...

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

Reprocessing and Maintenance of Handpieces and Attachments: Following the Recommendations

Categories: Infection Control

Author(s): Dr. Fiona M. Collins, BDS, MBA, MA

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): Dr. Fiona M. Collins, BDS, MBA, MA

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

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