Control of blood-transmitted infections in dentistry.

  title={Control of blood-transmitted infections in dentistry.},
  author={Eugenia Aurora Neguţ and Monica Bălteanu and Gabriel O. Ionescu and Adrian Băncescu and Andrei Iliescu and Nils T. Skaug},
  journal={Roumanian archives of microbiology and immunology},
  volume={66 1-2},
As knowledge has accumulated on the blood-transmitted pathogenic agents, the contact with biological fluids (blood, plasma, saliva, etc.) from apparently healthy individuals has started to be regarded as a real professional risk for dentists. Theoretically, exposure to a contaminated biological specimen may have as a consequence transmission of infection from patient to dentist, from dentist to patient and from patient to patient via inadequately decontaminated and sterilized dental equipment… CONTINUE READING