A practical step-by-step guide for all members of the dental team
Thoroughly updated, this new edition ensures all members of the dental team are up to speed on the practical aspects of infection prevention and control. It provides step-by-step guidance on the safe running of a dental practice, clear and concise explanations of the key issues and concepts, an overview of the evidence base, and coverage of legal and regulatory issues about which all staff members need to be aware. With more color photographs and illustrations than the first edition, it also includes appendices full of useful practical and clinical information, and a companion website offering helpful instructional videos and self-assessment questions.
Key topics include communicable diseases, occupational health and immunization, sharp safe working, hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, disinfection of dental instruments, surface decontamination, dental unit waterlines, clinical waste management, and pathological specimen handling.
An indispensable working resource for the busy dental practice, Basic Guide to Infection Prevention and Control in Dentistry, 2nd Edition is also an excellent primer for dental students.
"This is a reputable source of infection control and prevention protocols, and this update is necessary to maintain current guidelines on infection control."
-- Maria Prassas, RDH, MEd, MOT (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry) Doody's Review
Designed for every member of the dental team with the added purpose of every member following the exact same guidelines. The book can serve as a guideline for students or dental healthcare providers. The authors have used reputable sources and have consulted various health organizations.