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July 16, 2020 News News

Henry Schein Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement of Radic8 Air Purifier Systems in the U.S. and Canada

by Henry Schein Inc.

Radic8 Devices Can Help Improve Indoor Infection Control in Dental Practices Henry Schein (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Radic8, a UK-based manufacturer of air purifier systems, to distribute their devices in the

May 1, 2020 News News

Paid OPTIM® is Effective Against Novel Coronavirus

by SciCan

OPTIM® has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to Novel Coronavirus on hard non-porous surfaces and non-invasive medical devices. This product can therefore be used against 2019-nCoV when used in accordance with the directions for use against Poliovirus on hard, non-porous

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

March 8, 2019 News Dental ProductNews

Introducing the STATCLAVE G4 Chamber Autoclave

by SciCan

For more than 25 years, SciCan has been developing and manufacturing highly innovative infection control products that address the need for speed, flexibility, and efficiency in today’s environments. SciCan is proud to announce the release of the STATCLAVE G4 Chamber

January 17, 2019 News News

65 More Families File Lawsuit Against Anaheim Dental Clinic on Behalf of Infected Children

by Deepa Bharath, The Orange County Register

Sixty-five families whose children were infected by rare bacteria when they underwent pulpotomies, or “baby root canals,” at an Anaheim clinic two years ago filed a lawsuit Wednesday, Jan. 16, naming the clinic, its operators, the company that installs and maintains water

January 16, 2019 News News

VistaCool 3 Eliminates Need for Autoclave Condenser Bottles

by SciCan

SciCan is proud to announce the VistaCool 3 Direct-to-Drain Thermal Reduction System for Autoclave Wastewater, created by Vista Research Group. The innovative design of the new VistaCool 3 provides all the same benefits as its predecessors, while occupying less space.

January 9, 2019 News Dental ProductNews

High-Capacity RapidHeat Tabletop Sterilizer Now Available

by CPAC Equipment

After a period of lengthy development, CPAC Equipment, Inc. is pleased to announce the February 2019 rollout of their new RapidHeat™ Pro11 High-Capacity Tabletop Sterilizer. With over 700% (7 times) more capacity than its COX RapidHeat™ predecessor, the Pro11 has

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January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Surveillance: The Foundation of Effective Infection Prevention and Control

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

Introduction In 1980 the results of the SENIC Project (Study on the Efficacy of Nosocomial Infection Control) were published. For the first time this showed that preventing or controlling health care acquired infections was dependent on a thorough understanding of

November 28, 2018 News News

NSU Dental Patients Possibly Exposed to Certain Viruses Due to Sterilization Issues

by Amanda Batchelor, ABC 10 News

Nova Southeastern University’s College of Dental Medicine recently informed patients that they might have been exposed to certain viruses due to an “inconsistency in the prescribed sterilization procedures.” According to an NSU letter dated last Friday, the issue was discovered

Infection Control Dilemma
November 22, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Gloves Spread Disease and Have Created an Infection Control Dilemma

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

Introduction Non-sterile clinical gloves are a key component of Standard Precautions. It was envisaged that their use, when there was a risk of direct contact with blood, body fluids, non-intact skin or mucous membranes, would prevent potential pathogens in those

November 7, 2018 News News

Patients From Past Decade at ‘Unclean’ Pennsylvania Dentists Office Told to Get Tested

by Jason Murdock, Newsweek

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today warned patients of a Mt Bethel dental office that they should get tested for HIV and hepatitis B and C, WFMZ reported. The state had found that the business, Cotturo Dental Associates, failed to

October 30, 2018 News News

Whistleblower Accuses Tacoma Pediatric Dental Chain of Reusing Disposable Tools

by Alison Grande, The News Tribune

The Washington State Dental Quality Assurance Commission is investigating after a whistleblower accused a Tacoma pediatric dental chain of reusing dental tools. Lisa Walker said she quit her job as the office manager at the Smiles 4 Kids in the

October 18, 2018 News News

Dentist, Accused of Inappropriate Behavior, Agrees Not to Be Alone With Female Patients

by Tony Leys, Des Moines Register

A West Des Moines dentist has agreed not to be alone with female patients while state regulators decide what to do about allegations he made lewd remarks and advances to women in his office. The Iowa Dental Board alleges dentist Phelan

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February 14, 2018 Feature

Good News: Dentists Not at Risk of Acquiring HIV/AIDS from Infected Patients and the Illusion of Infection Control

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

Preamble Since the appearance of HIV/AIDS in the mid-1980s, clinical dentists, academics and the profession’s regulatory agencies have been concerned about the possibility of an HIV/AIDS positive patient transmitting the infection to the attending dentist. A recent report in the

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February 13, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Infection Control Lawsuits: Getting Sued for Nervous Shock

by Michael Carabash, B.A., LL.B., J.D., M.B.A., C.D.P.M.

It is one of your worst nightmares. Public health officials get a complaint from one of your patients. They storm into your office and shut you down for having inadequate infection control practices. Bad as that may sound, it gets

March 24, 2017 Product Spotlight

Dentsply Sirona: Clean Processes for Safe Infection Control

by Dentsply Sirona

Infection control in the dental practice begins with the thorough cleaning and disinfection of the hands. It also includes cleaning and disinfection of surfaces that are near the patient, such as treatment centers, and the correct reprocessing of used instruments.

February 16, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneDental Office

Wipe Away Your Worries: How to Choose the Right Wipe

by Barbara Albom, RDH

Regardless of where your office is located or what type of practice you work in, a common factor is Infection Control. Everyone needs a surface disinfectant to keep the workplace clean and safe. Not all surface disinfectants are created equally.