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February 4, 2020 Feature Infection controlOral Health

Key Components to a Comprehensive IPAC Plan: Are You Ready for a Public Health Inspection?

by Susan McGuire, Professional Consultant & Trainer, Certified WHMIS Trainer, CDA Level II, OSAP Member, AGD/PACE approved provider

Are you compliant with the current regulated IPAC protocols in your clinic? By now, every dentist should be acutely aware that changes are necessary to traditional IPAC processes. All clinics must now follow the latest protocols created by the Provincial

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February 4, 2020 Feature Dental PharmacologyInfection control

Managing Records Necessary for Sterilization of Instruments and Devices

by Mary Govoni, CDA, RDH, MBA

(Updated March 2020) The profession of dentistry in Canada, particularly in Ontario, has experienced some negative publicity in recent years as a result of practices that have been inspected and closed due to infection prevention and control breaches. In some

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October 31, 2019 Feature Dental StudentsInfection controlNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

The Shared Responsibility Of Infection Prevention and Control

by Elaine Powell, RDH, RDA, dentalcorp Practice Auditor; Jaime Robertson, RDH, dentalcorp Practice Auditor

Imagine you or a family member received a letter from your dentist indicating that, due to an oversight on the practice’s part, you should be tested for bloodborne diseases, such as HIV or Hepatitis C. Now, imagine if the letter

September 17, 2015 News Dental CareDental HygieneDental industryGeneral DentistryGum DiseaseInfection controlPeriodontology

Treating gum disease with antibiotics

by Kahaliah Richards

As gum disease originates from an unbalanced film of bacteria under the gum line, why don’t we use local or systemic antibiotics to treat this chronic disease? Turns out that is what the studies are starting to suggest.  Besides mechanical

August 27, 2013 News CancerGeneral NewsInfection controlMedical newsOverall Health

HPV infection linked to poor oral health, say cancer prevention researchers

by Kahaliah Richards

Infection with oral human papillomavirus (HPV) – a main cause of throat cancer – could be linked to poor oral health, including gum disease, according to a study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. Researchers from the University of

November 9, 2011 News Infection controlPathologyPrivacy issuesResearch

AIDS: Pioneering dentist looks back on early hysteria around HIV and AIDS

by ken

By Tully Satre In 1998, Mayor Richard M. Daley completed a multi-million dollar restoration on Halsted Street with nearly two-dozen rainbow-linked bronze pylons. One of the unique charms of the city in the past decade and a half has been

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There is a god; we made the New York Times Sunday Review

by ken

IT’S become commonplace to criticize the “Occupy” movement for failing to offer an alternative vision. But the thousands of activists in the streets of New York and London aren’t the only ones lacking perspective: economists, to whom we might expect

November 3, 2011 News ImplantologyInfection controlPeriodontology

Peri-implantitis in a specialist clinic of periodontology. Clinical features and risk indicators.

by ken

Swed Dent J 2010;34(2):53-61 Carcuac O, Jansson L. Source Department of Periodontology at Kista-Skanstull, Folktandvården i Stockholms Iän AB, Stockholm,Sweden. Abstract Implant therapy has become a widely recognized treatment alternative for replacing missing teeth. Several long term follow-up studies have

November 3, 2011 News CancerInfection controlOral cancer

Transmission of Nonviral Sexually Transmitted Infections and Oral Sex

by ken

From Marrty Jablow – Dental News and Technology This is important for dentists to understand as there is a correlation between HPV and oral pharyngeal cancers. More research is need to determine if there are other STD’s that may contribute

July 26, 2011 News Infection control

Rupert Murdoch is using Fox News to deflect animus to dentists

by ken

From PRNewsWire If you’re being demonized, demonize someone else…..it’s historical. CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 25,2011 /PRNewswire/ — A leading international scientist in the field of infection control is urging patients to ask their dentists about the potential for cross-contamination in the dental office,