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July 2, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Singapore-Based Dental 3D Printing Startup, Structo, Starts Production of Millions of Pre-Sterilized Nasopharyngeal Testing Swabs

by Structo

Structo has produced 1 million pre-sterilized nasopharyngeal (NP) testing swabs to be delivered to customers in Singapore The Company is scaling up to produce 1 million pre-sterilized NP testing swabs per week, making it the leading producer of pre-sterilized NP

March 17, 2020 News NewsOral Health

UPDATED: Managing Records Necessary for Sterilization of Instruments and Devices

by Oral Health

Authors correction to article: In the article in the Feb. 2020 issue, “Managing Records Necessary for Sterilization of Instruments and Devices”, there was an error that requires clarification.  On page 61 of the issue, a statement was made about SteriLog™

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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

December 19, 2019 News News

Dental Patients in Tennessee Urged to Get HIV, Hepatitis Tests

by New York Post

Some dental patients in Tennessee have been advised to undergo HIV and hepatitis B and C testing after a dentist in the state failed to properly sterilize dental equipment, according to reports. A Knoxville dentist by the name of Clarence

November 27, 2019 News News

Public Health Urging Mississauga Dental Clinic Patients To Get Tested For HIV, Hepatitis

by CBC News

Peel Public Health is urging all patients who have attended the Alforat Dental Center in Mississauga over the last five years to be tested for blood borne infections like hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV. In a release, the agency says it identified concerns with

September 18, 2019 News News

NEW RapidHeat Pro11 Sterilizer Uses NO Water Or Steam

by CPAC Equipment, Inc.

The RapidHeat™ Pro11 High-Capacity Tabletop Sterilizer offers fast and easy sterilization. Using FDA Cleared RapidHeat technology, the RH-Pro11 provides a complete 12 Log Kill cycle from start to finish in 12 minutes for unwrapped instruments and less than 20 minutes

June 1, 2019 News News

Patients Possibly Exposed to Improperly Cleaned Tools at Colorado Springs Clinic

by Catherine Silver, KKTV 11 News

A local dental clinic is notifying nearly 30 patients that they may have been put at risk of disease. Peak Vista says some of their dental tools were improperly-cleaned at their main clinic in Colorado Springs. It’s at the International

May 26, 2019 News News

HIV Fear Over ‘Dirty’ Dental Equipment

by BBC News

Hundreds of dental patients have been offered blood tests over fears they could have been exposed to HIV or Hepatitis B or C. Dirty equipment may have been used to treat 563 patients of a former hygienist at Dentality@Hoddesdon. Public

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

February 14, 2019 News News

Ontario Dental Patients Told to Get Tested for HIV, Hepatitis

by CBC News

Patients who’ve attended a Kingston, Ont., dental clinic since 2010 are being urged to get tested for certain infectious diseases after the local health agency discovered the clinic’s tools were improperly cleaned and sterilized. The investigation into the Dr. Ken Luco Dental Clinic began after Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public

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 3, 2019 Video Dental VideoOral Health OfficePatient education

The “Golden Rule” in Health Care

by Oral Health

Julian Perez, Vice President, Risk Management & Compliance at dentalcorp, discusses the importance of always considering the “golden rule” in health care and how patient’s growing knowledge of the industry should motivate you to do more.

December 19, 2018 News News

Former Patients of Shuttered Burien Dental Clinic Urged to Get Hepatitis, HIV Tests

by KOMO Staff

Patients who recently had services performed at a Burien dental office are being advised to get tested for Hepatitis and HIV after issues were discovered with the clinic’s sterilization practices. After a complaint, health officials conducted an inspection of the

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

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

August 8, 2018 News News

NSW Government Suspends Dentist, Warns Patients of Bloodborne Viruses

by Nicole Chettle, ABC

The New South Wales Government has warned decades worth of patients at a dental surgery in Sydney’s inner-west they could have been infected with bloodborne viruses. Dr James Pok-Yan Ng was suspended last month after his cleaning and sterilisation practices

June 20, 2018 News News

Dental Patients Urged to Get Checked for Hepatitis C

by Mike Walker, CTV News Barrie

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is renewing its call for patients of an Orillia dental clinic to get tested for hepatitis C. The health unit says two people, including a child, have tested positive for hepatitis C. The patients

June 4, 2018 Video Sponsored Dental Video

Paid Attest Biological Indicator from 3M

by Oral Health

Sylvia Cleaver, Professional Services Specialist with 3M Infection Prevention, goes through the necessity of having fast BI results in your practice, something they offer with their sterilization products.