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PPR Product Forum teaches infection control

November 05, 2012

By Kelly Soderlund, ADA News staff

San Francisco—Dr. Mitou LeMaire listened intently as Dr. John Tullner talked to her about infection control.

Reviewing the product: Dr. John Tullner, left, explains infection control Oct. 19 to Dr. Mitou LeMaire, of Bogalusa, La. Photo by EZ Event Photography

The Bogalusa, La.-based dentist stopped in at the ADA Professional Product Review Product Forum Oct. 19 to learn about Infection Control: Protecting the Health of the Dentist, Dental Staff and Patients.

Dentists, hygienists and dental assistants who attended received one free continuing education credit.

“Infection control is very important in my office, and I would like to be informed of everything there is to know,” Dr. LeMaire said.

Dr. Tullner, who teaches infection control at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, talked to Dr. LeMaire about how to select products and what properties to look for.

“It’s not important to get brand names, it’s important to know the concepts and how to choose a product,” Dr. Tullner said.

The video “The ADA Practical Guide to Infection Control” was playing on a TV at the booth, which also exhibited disposable handpieces, safety needles, gloves and more.

“The ADA Practical Guide to Infection Control” workbook and DVD (P692) can be purchased in the ADA Catalog by visiting It’s $135 for members and $202.50 for nonmembers.