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Safe Handling of Sharps and Safe Injection Practices

  • Nisha GaneshEmail author
  • Sydnee Chavis
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Abstract

The use of sharps—including needles—in all disciplines of dentistry is a known risk for transmission of infectious diseases, especially blood-borne pathogens. Best practices regarding safe handling and safe injection guidelines are essential to maintaining infection control standards.

Keywords

Sharps Needlestick Safe injection practices 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General DentistrySchool of Dentistry, University of MarylandBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgerySchool of Dentistry, University of MarylandBaltimoreUSA

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