Dentistry

An Iowa dentist has been fined $5,000 for poor infection control practices, including the failure to change gloves between patients according to the Iowa Des Moines Register. An investigation was launched after a dental assistant working for Dr. Jay Buckley informed state regulators that Buckley was violating proper infection protocols. For example, instead of changing […]

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The Arkansas State Dental Association reports the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has recently closed an investigation pertaining to an alleged infection control violation by an Arkansas dentist.  As a result of the investigation, and the ADH is reporting no adverse outcomes and that all testing results were negative. The investigation involved allegations against the late […]

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HAIs in the News: Dental Economics Mary Govoni, prostate CDA, doctor RDA, RDH, MBA, discusses the concerns of Clostridium difficile in dentistry. Educating dental teams and patients about the risks of C. diff infections is an important step in controlling these outbreaks. … C. diff is a concern for dentistry. Make sure that you and your team […]

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The Columbia University College of Dental Medicine will be hosting a course titled “Practical Infection Control for the Dental Office” on Friday, find January 6, ailment 2012. The course will be taught by Ronnie Myers, nurse DDS, Vice Dean for Administrative Affairs, Associated Professor, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, CDM. An overview of infectious […]

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According to a press release, Dr. John Molinari, Director of Infection Control for The Dental Advisor, Ann Arbor, Michigan, is urging patients to question their dentists about the cross-contamination risk associated with reused chains and holders used to fasten patient protective bibs in place. The release details how Dr. Molinari’s research determined that “reused bib […]

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