The ADA Practical Guide to Effective Infection Prevention and Control, Fifth Edition, outlines the importance of implementing comprehensive infection prevention and control practices in the dental office or other treatment setting. This revised edition features new chapters on dental water quality and special considerations and pandemic preparedness. It synthesizes the most current science-based recommendations for infection prevention and control in dental settings from the CDC and Federal agency rules and regulations, including OSHA, the FDA and the EPA.
This guide is divided into five chapters:
Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control
Chapter 2: Disinfection and Sterilization
Chapter 3: Dental Water Quality
Chapter 4: Infection Control During Clinical Procedures
Chapter 5: Special Considerations and Pandemic Preparedness
This resource is designed for use by all dental health care personnel, including dentists, hygienists, assistants, dental laboratory technicians and administrative staff to contribute to building a culture of safety in the dental office. It covers important aspects of infection prevention and control, including:
- How infections spread
- Preventing transmission
- Employee health
- Cleaning, decontamination, disinfection and sterilization
- Infection control during pretreatment, chairside and post-treatment
- Sterilizing dental handpieces and other tools
This book also includes a self-assessment checklist of current infection control practices and review questions to reinforce important concepts. An accompanying CE quiz worth three credits is available at ADACEOnline.org.
View sample pages (PDF) of The ADA Practical Guide to Effective Infection Prevention and Control and the table of contents.
The ADA Practical Guide to Effective Infection Prevention and Control
Perfect binding, 158 pages