The ADA Practical Guide to Effective Infection Prevention and Control, Fifth Edition, outlines the importance of implementing comprehensive infection prevention and control practices in the dental office or other treatment setting. This revised edition features new chapters on Dental Water Quality and Special Considerations and Pandemic Preparedness and synthesizes the most current science-based recommendations for infection prevention and control in dental settings from the CDC and Federal agency rules and regulations, including OSHA, the FDA, and the EPA. This guide is divided into five chapters: Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control Chapter 2: Disinfection and Sterilization Chapter 3: Dental Water Quality Chapter 4: Infection Control During Clinical Procedures Chapter 5: Special Considerations and Pandemic Preparedness This book also includes a self-assessment checklist of current infection control practices and review questions to reinforce important concepts. An accompanying CE quiz worth three credits is available at ADACEonline.org.
The ADA Practical Guide to Effective Infection Prevention and Control is designed for use by all dental health care personnel, including dentists, hygienists, assistants, dental laboratory technicians, and administrative staff to contribute to building a culture of safety in the dental office. It covers important aspects of infection prevention and control, including how infections spread; preventing transmission; employee health; PPE; cleaning, decontamination, disinfection, and sterilization; managing dental unit water quality; infection control during pretreatment, chairside, and post-treatment; sterilizing dental handpieces and other tools; and more.