All dental procedures provide an opportunity to transmit infectious pathogens directly or indirectly between patients and workers. The pathway of disease transmission between people is referred to as the “chain of infection,” and infection control programs focus on breaking this “chain.” This educational course addresses hand hygiene, instrument processing, environmental asepsis, and use of personal protective barriers relative to breaking the chain of infection, undertaking sequenced processes of cleaning prior to disinfection or sterilization, and using appropriate products correctly. Single-dose and disposable products as alternatives to bulk or re-usable items and their roles in addressing the goals of safety and efficiency are also considered.
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