Basic Guide to Infection Prevention and Control in Dentistry / Edition 1by Caroline Pankhurst, Wil Coulter
"This book jumps straight in with chapter one (Essentials of infection control), dispensing with the customary preface or introduction, eager to proceed with the task in hand—that of disseminating information about preventing and controlling infection in dentistry … .This near-200-page paperback has appendices of useful information; a four-page index; photographs, diagrams and charts; and literature references accompany each chapter." (BDA News, October 2009)
The Basic Guide to Infection Prevention and Control in Dentistry is a practical guide for all members of the dental team. It offers clear explanations of the key issues and concepts, an orientation of the evidence base and legal framework as well as providing a step-by-step guide to the safe running of a dental practice.
Chapters cover key topics, namely: communicable diseases; occupational health and immunisation; decontamination of dental equipment; surgery disinfect ion; sharp safe working; hand hygiene and barrier personal protection; dental unit waterlines, clinical waste management and pathology specimen handling.