http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-05/are-alcohol-based-hand-sanitisers-better-than-soap/7693550 Sanitiser units are a common sight in offices, hospitals, doctor's and dental surgeries, but are they warranted in our homes and in our handbags? Mary-Louise McLaw, professor of epidemiology healthcare infection and infectious disease control at the University of NSW, told 891 ABC Adelaide's Mornings program...

http://www.dentaleconomics.com/articles/print/volume-106/issue-11/science-tech/instrument-processing-and-sterilization-key-considerations.html From the earliest days of their training, health-care providers (HCP) have specific infection control procedures and protocols ingrained into their daily routines. Infection prevention principles have remained basically the same over decades; a few representative ones are listed in Table 1. As advances in equipment...

http://mynewsla.com/orange-county/2016/11/08/dirty-water-dental-danger-fixed-at-oc-clinic-51-kids-bacteria-victims/ Orange County health officials allowed a completely revamped on-site water system to be activated Tuesday at an Anaheim dental clinic where dozens of children were taken to hospitals with bacteria infections that apparently were caused by contaminated water. Dr. Eric Handler, the county’s health officer, lifted...

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/the-express/patients-of-suspended-dentist-given-health-warning/news-story/95d4afeb66b19ab2ffa3f2bbcf90f6d9 ANY patients who had invasive dental procedures carried out by Bankstown dentist Dr Chao Bao Dinh could be infected with blood borne viruses, health officials have warned. The South West Sydney Local Health District and NSW Dental Council have advised any patients to see their GP...

http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2016/10/the-role-of-personal-protective-equipment-in-infection-prevention-history.aspx As personal protective equipment (PPE) continues to play an integral role in prevention of transmission of infection in the healthcare setting, we discover by looking back at the history of protection of healthcare workers (HCWs) and prevention of spread of infection, that the concept is...

http://www.rdhmag.com/articles/print/volume-32/volume-12/columns/dental-laboratories-and-infection-control.html By Noel Brandon Kelsch, RDHAP When I was an assistant, I used to wonder about the dental lab that our office used to create dentures, partials, and crowns. There were a couple of times when a crown arrived and the box was empty, and then there...