Infection control in the dental practice with emphasis on the orthodontic practice.

@article{Mastaj1994InfectionCI,
  title={Infection control in the dental practice with emphasis on the orthodontic practice.},
  author={L A Mastaj and D J Tartakow and Alan J Borislow and Mina Fogel},
  journal={Compendium},
  year={1994},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={74, 76, 78-80, passim; quiz 86}
}
Infections present a significant hazard in the orthodontic office because they can be transmitted by blood or saliva through direct or indirect contact, droplets, aerosols, or contaminated instruments and equipment. Because the incidence of certain microbial cross-infections in the dental environment has not been well documented, orthodontic personnel may not take the problem of cross-infection as seriously as they should, and they may transmit or contract more infections than they realize. The… CONTINUE READING

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