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Infection Control in the Endodontic Office

  • Bobby Patel

Summary

The adherence to strict infection control procedures helps to protect practitioners, patients and the community. Implementation of universal cross-infection precautions and practices within a health-care setting prevents transmission of HIV, HBV and HCV. Vaccination is an important infection control strategy for HBV and HAV. All health-care workers should be aware of their immune status and vaccinated accordingly. Dental practitioners are aided in this process by the generation of rules, guidelines and recommendations by regulatory services and professional organisations within their jurisdiction or country of residence.

Keywords

Hand Hygiene Personal Protective Equipment Universal Precaution Latex Allergy Needlestick Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bobby Patel
    • 1
  1. 1.CanberraAustralia

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