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INFECTION CONTROL

  • INTRODUCTION
  • HISTORY
  • TRANSMISSION OF INFECTION IN DENTAL OPERATORY
  • IMPACT OF HEPATITIS B & HIV
  • SUMMARY OF CURRENT OSHA REGULATION
  • OBJECTIVES OF INFECTION CONTROL
  • PATIENT SCREENING
  • PERSONAL BARRIER PROTECTION
  • EMERGENCY & EXPOSURE INCIDENT PLAN
  • DISINFECTION: Destruction of pathogenic and other kinds of microorganisms by physical or chemical means. Disinfection is less lethal than sterilization, because it destroys the majority of recognized pathogenic microorganisms, but not necessarily all microbial forms (e.g., bacterial spores).
  • DISINFECTANT: A chemical agent used on inanimate objects to destroy virtually all recognized pathogenic microorganisms, but not necessarily all microbial forms (e.g., bacterial endospores).

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