The following strategies will help oral health professionals prevent infection control breaches — such as needlestick injuries — and manage postexposure events.
Taking basic precautions will help protect dental teams and patients from cross-transmission risks from emerging infectious diseases.
Implementing proper protocols will help dental teams prevent infection control breaches during sterilization and disinfection procedures — and respond appropriately if a breach occurs.
The proper management of dental unit water systems will help ensure the provision of safe care.
As a key element of personal protective equipment, gloves provide an important barrier to contact transmission in dental settings.