phonenumber

Did You Know… Dental Disinfectant Products

Title 16. Dental Board of California,  § 1005. Minimum Standards for Infection Control, Sterilization and Disinfection: (11) Cleaning must precede any disinfection or sterilization process. Products used to clean items or surfaces prior to disinfection procedures shall be used according…

Read More

Hand Hygiene: A Critical Part of Dental Infection Control and Prevention – Dental Infection Control

With the flu season well upon us, and quite severe this year, we want to remind you about proper hand hygiene. Proper hand hygiene is considered to be the single most important measure for preventing pathogen transmission in healthcare settings.…

Read More

EPA’s Labeling Requirements for Surface Disinfectants – Dental Disinfectants

In the United States, under the authority of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sole responsibility to establish the rules for efficacy claims and safety of surface disinfectants. Under FIFRA, any substance…

Read More

CDC Guidelines: Sterilizing Heat-Sensitive Dental Instruments – Dental Infection Control

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) categorizes patient-care dental items (instruments, devices, equipment) into three categories: Critical items cut bone and/or penetrate soft tissue and carry the highest risk of disease transmission. Semi-critical items touch mucous membranes or…

Read More

Hepatitis B Vaccination for Potentially Exposed Employees – OSHA Dental Compliance

OSHA requires the hepatitis B vaccination to be made available to all employees with the potential for occupational exposure to blood/OPIM (other potentially infectious material), within ten working days of initial employment or new assignment. Employee must be provided with…

Read More

Oklahoma Investigation Reveals Hep C Transmission – Dental Infection Control

Oklahoma investigators announce first documented patient-to-patient hepatitis C transmission in a dental office On September 18, Oklahoma public health investigators released a status update confirming the first known patient-to-patient transmission of hepatitis C. The transmission occurred in an Oklahoma dental…

Read More

Did You Know… OSHA Dental Compliance Training

Employees with potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens (BBP) must receive BBP training initially upon employment and annually thereafter. Cal/OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Standard – Title 8 California Code of Regulations Section 5193 (8 CCR 5193) requires annual training for all…

Read More
Search