Infection control is a serious concern for patients, staff, dentists and regulators. Public awareness from media outlets can highlight the need for following recognized and mandated infection control rules and guidelines. The investigative report KCRA by a Sacramento, California news station showed that some dentists fail to follow all of the infection control standards required by the Dental Board of California, which could compromise personnel and patient safety.
KCRA Investigates looked at the number lapses in infection control procedures by California dentists in the last few years. Examples of citations issued by the Dental Board of California included “failure to do spore testing” and “not wrapping instruments and equipment correctly to maintain sterility”. The report also highlighted scope of practice violations, and ethical breaches by dentists in California.
View the video on the report: Dental citations in California reveal surprising violations.
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