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Now in its Third Edition, this book is a primary, comprehensive infection control text for students in the dental professions. Using the latest scientific and clinical evidence and current infection control guidelines, the book presents easy-to-follow protocols as components of a basic infection control routine. This Third Edition has been thoroughly updated and contains more photographs and tables. A glossary of terminology and acronyms appears at the beginning of each chapter.
Part 1 Microbiological Rationale for Practical Infection Control in Dentistry 1. Historical Perspectives and Principles of Infection Control 2. Viral Hepatitis and Hepatitis Vaccines 3. Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, and Related Infections 4. Tuberculosis and Other Respiratory Infections 5. Dental Unit Water and Air Quality Challenges Part 2 Personal Protection 6. The Concept and Application of Standard Precautions 7. Immunization Strategies for Oral Health Care Providers 8. Personal Protective Equipment Part 3 Antisepsis, Sterilization, and Disinfection 9. Antisepsis and Hand Hygiene 10. Antimicrobial and Pre-procedural Mouth Rinses 11. Sterilization Procedures and Monitoring 12. Environmental Surface Infection Control: Disposable Barriers and Chemical Disinfection 13. How to Choose and Use Environmental Surface Disinfectants 14. Asepsis Considerations of Office Design and Equipment Selection Part 4 Infection Control Procedures and Protocols 15. Management of Occupational Exposures to Blood and Other Body Fluids 16. Instrument Processing and Recirculation 17. The Role for Single-Use, Disposable Items 18. Infection Control in Dental Radiography 19. Infection Control in the Dental Laboratory 20. Medical Waste Management Part 5 Additional Resources 21. Evaluation of a Practical Infection Dental Control Program 22. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings -- 2003 23. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Appendix: Answers to Review Questions Glossary Index