Q: Is there any special precautions my staff and I should take regarding the H1N1 Flu issue? A: I recommend that you and your staff checkout the CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/H1N1FLU, and theDepartment of Health Services website: http://www.hhs.gov/. In addition follow my recommendations for a
When it comes to instruments & devices the Dental Professional takes a very simple concept and turns it into a complex one. Here is the simple concept, If the instrument is used in s dental procedure it is a “Dental Instrument”. If the device is used in a dental procedure it is a
Q: I attended a seminar which the speaker is an Infection Control Expert said it was alright to soak a container of gauze with a disinfectant to make wipes. Is this permitted? A: Only if the manufacture of the disinfectants allows it and is stated on the label or product sheet. Not following
Q: I was told by my sales rep that we do not have to bag our instruments and that bagging causes the instruments to rust, is this correct? A: No - you should follow the packaging requirements stated in section 1005 of the Dental Board Infection Control Regulations, this way you won’t jeopardize
If you are using a vacuum assisted autoclave (dynamic air removal) the CDC recommends the Bowie-Dick test. The Bowie-Dick test detects inadequate air removal, air leaks, steam penetration and a few early warning results. Not like a weekly spore test, the Bowie-Dick Test is conducted daily.