Kandis V. Garland, RDH, MS
Kandis V. Garland, RDH, MS, is an educator, author and speaker. Her research, which she presents nationally, focuses on infection control. An active member of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention, she can be reached at [email protected].
Proper sterilization monitoring requires a combination approach using mechanical, chemical and biological indicators.
The following strategies will help oral health professionals prevent infection control breaches — such as needlestick injuries — and manage postexposure events.