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.drbicuspid.com/index.aspx?sec=ser&sub=def&pag=dis&ItemID=320253   NJ dentist linked to heart infections, 1 death By Donna Domino, Features Editor August 26, 2016 -- A New Jersey oral surgeon has been linked to 15 cases of bacterial endocarditis, a heart infection, including one patient who subsequently died. While an investigation by state health officials...

dentistry.co.uk – 18th April, 2016 Healthcare workers infected with bloodborne viruses have had new guidance published by Public Health England. Affected members of the dental team will now be able to perform a wider range of non-exposure prone procedures, under the new guidance. Previous to this members of...