Transmission of blood-borne pathogens in US dental health care settings: 2016 update.

@article{Cleveland2016TransmissionOB,
  title={Transmission of blood-borne pathogens in US dental health care settings: 2016 update.},
  author={Jennifer L. Cleveland and Shellie Kolavic Gray and Jennifer A. Harte and Valerie A. Robison and Anne C. Moorman and Barbara F. Gooch},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  year={2016},
  volume={147 9},
  pages={
          729-38
        }
}
BACKGROUND During the past decade, investigators have reported transmissions of blood-borne pathogens (BBPs) in dental settings. In this article, the authors describe these transmissions and examine the lapses in infection prevention on the basis of available information. METHODS The authors reviewed the literature from 2003 through 2015 to identify reports of the transmission of BBPs in dental settings and related lapses in infection prevention efforts, as well as to identify reports of… CONTINUE READING
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