In light of recent global health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic and monkeypox, and with flu season fast approaching, infection control is more crucial now than it’s ever been before.
Infection control prevents or stops the spread of infections in dental settings and is vital for the safety of your patients and dental team. It’s a process that involves continuing education, engineering protocols, vigilance and a commitment to follow proven step-by-step measures.
The following steps, from dental consultant Dr. Michael Tarighati, take into consideration the latest knowledge gained from the pandemic, particularly concerning aerosol spread, to help you achieve infection control best practices and ensure that your facility is clean and safe.
By taking these measures, you’ll continue to keep your patients and team member’s health and wellbeing a priority, ensuring that they’re safe from spread of infection and illness. Remember, always adhere to Standard Precautions, which are the minimum infection prevention practices for all patient care, regardless of the status of their health, in any health care setting, including dentistry. For more information, review the infection control guidelines set forth by the CDC.