Kandis V. Garland, RDH, MS
Kandis V. Garland, RDH, MS, is an associate professor in the Department of Dental Hygiene at Idaho State University, Pocatello, as well as health and safety coordinator and clinic director. Her research, which she presents nationally, focuses on infection control. Garland is a member of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention. She can be reached at
The following strategies will help oral health professionals prevent infection control breaches — such as needlestick injuries — and manage postexposure events.