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Category Archive: Dental

Apr 29 2013

Screening, Dental Devices

Dental Device Screening and Evaluation Forms

In collaboration with the American Dental Association and the Training for Development of Innovative Control Technologies Project (a collaboration based at San Francisco General Hospital of frontline healthcare workers, product designers, and industrial …

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Apr 26 2013

Occupational Exposure and Dentistry

Occupational Infection Control in Dental Settings
What constitutes an occupational exposure in dentistry?
An exposure is defined as a percutaneous injury (e.g., needlestick or cut with a sharp object) or mucous membrane/nonintact skin contact with blood, saliva, tissue, or other …

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Apr 22 2013

Marana Dentist Disease Exposure

Marana Dentist – Potential Disease Exposure

Former patients of a now-defunct dental clinic in Marana, Arizona have may have been exposed to blood-borne diseases. Unfortunately, these may include HIV or hepatitis B or C. Additionally, improperly installed equipment can put …

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Apr 22 2013

Rogue Dentist, Poor Sterilization

Rogue Dentist May Have Exposed 7,000 Patients
The Tulsa Health Department is warning 7,000 patients of a local dentist’s office that they could have contracted HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C from poor sterilization practices. This rogue dentist may be in …

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