Case Study: The Importance of Infection Control in the Community Dental Office

Develop appropriate policies and procedures to reduce potential infections and improve patient safety.

Infection control plays a critical role in the community dental office and should serve as the foundation for a high-quality, safe, and healthy treatment environment. Even on casual inspection, patients should readily recognize whether infection control techniques have been implemented in all areas of the practice. This includes examination rooms, areas where equipment is stored and medication is dispensed, reception and front-office business stations, as well as locations ...

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