We at Mesa Labs care about the safety of patients and their trust in their dentists and oral surgeons. It is paramount that professionals in the dental industry are diligent with their spore testing and infection control programs.
Patients at an Ontario dental office were recently contacted and instructed to get tested for various infectious diseases, such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) because the instruments used at their dental office were not properly cleaned and sterilized. Read the full article here.
Is your dental office in compliance and able to ensure patient safety? Below are some of the guidelines associated with sterilization and infection control.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care and Companion Checklist is a new document (released in March 2016) that includes several new recommendations and provides an assessment checklist to evaluate staff compliance. (This summary and checklist does not replace 2003 guidelines, see pp. 14-15 for sterilizer monitoring guidelines)
ADA Infection Control Guidelines – The American Dental Association is the nation’s largest dental association and is the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients. The ADA is committed to its members and to the improvement of oral health for the public.
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