http://www.rdhmag.com/articles/print/volume-37/issue-1/contents/letting-the-dirty-dishes-wait.html Dishes just have to sit in the sink sometimes. Talking and just being with my friends and family will be more important than dirty dishes. Clearing the table for a game of Uno and letting the dishes soak is another most memorable moment in my...

http://www.dentistryiq.com/articles/2016/08/tips-to-help-your-dental-practice-save-on-medical-waste-disposal.html - Medical waste disposal often costs five to eight times as much as solid waste disposal. When health-care professionals select a company to manage their medical waste, they want a reliable service that will address their unique needs. While many services can meet those expectations,...

http://www.rdhmag.com/articles/print/volume-33/issue-02/features/risk-of-sharps.html - Needlesticks and sharps injuries are a serious hazard in the dental office. Such injuries may expose the dental worker to a potentially grave, lethal risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that health-care workers sustain 385,000 needlestick and other related sharps...

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/dec/24/queensland-health-suspends-dentist-and-shuts-practise - The closure of a Brisbane dental clinic over sterilisation concerns is a worrying but rare situation, the Australian Dental Association says. Queensland Health has taken action under the Public Health Act to order Gap Free Smiles at Carina to shut until proper infection control standards...

http://www.medgadget.com/ - Disinfectants are chemical substances that are applied to non-living objects and surfaces of the floor to destroy microorganisms. The essential use of disinfectants is part of a strategy to prevent infectious diseases. Here surfaces are considered noncritical items and they contact intact skin. The...

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...