Infection Prevention in Dentistry

The dental practice is a high risk of disease transmission. That is why, infection prevention and control is an important part of safe patient care. Concerns about the possible spread of blood-borne diseases, and the impact of emerging, highly contagious respiratory and other illnesses, require practitioners to establish, evaluate, continually update and monitor their infection prevention and control strategies and protocols.

Three main elements are required to spread an infection:

susceptible host
causative agent
mode of transmission

By removing any one of this elements, an infection cannot occur.

Understanding the modes of transmission of infection is necessary for designing and implementing effective infection prevention and control …

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