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Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team, 7th Edition

Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team, 7th EditionEmphasizing patient safety and disease prevention in the dental office, Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team, 7th Edition, is an essential resource for all members of the dental team. With discussions ranging from microbiology concepts to protocols for clinical asepsis, this comprehensive, highly practical text features the most up-to-date regulatory recommendations, as well as coverage of patient safety preparation and infection control breaches. Step-by-step instructions make it easy to perform safety procedures and use the supplies and equipment needed to prevent the spread of infectious disease, while real-world case scenarios present opportunities for critical thinking and application. CE is not available for this textbook. 


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New to This Edition

  • NEW! Content regarding COVID-19 examines its effects on infection control in the dental office, including a new appendix outlining CDC guidance for dental settings.
  • NEW! Updated coverage of the sterilization of dental handpieces is based on the April 2018 CDC update.
  • UPDATED! Case scenarios represent the most current infection control practices for today’s dental practice and help you apply what you’ve learned to real-world situations.
  • UPDATED! Artwork throughout the text reflects the latest dental equipment and supplies.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage looks at infection control and prevention from the perspective of all dental team members.
  • Easy-to-follow, step-by-step procedures are provided for skills that dental team members must master, each presented with a goal, materials, chronological steps, and rationales for the performance of each step.
  • Review questions ensure your comprehension of the material and provide practice for classroom and board examinations.
  • Key terms begin each chapter and are highlighted within text discussions and defined in a back-of-book glossary.
  • Chapter learning objectives help you set goals for what you will accomplish and serve as checkpoints for comprehension and study tools in preparation for examinations.

Table of Contents

PART 1: The Microbial World

1. Scope of Microbiology and Infection Control
2. Characteristics of Microorganisms
3. Development of Infectious Diseases
4. Emerging Diseases
5. Oral Microbiology and Plaque-Associated Diseases

PART 2: Infection Control

6. Blood-Borne Pathogens
7. Oral and Respiratory Diseases
8. Infection Control Rationale and Regulations
9. Preparing for Patient Safety and Occupational Health
10. Immunizations
11. Hand Hygiene
12. Personal Protective Barriers
13. Instrument Processing
14. Surface and Equipment Asepsis
15. Dental Unit Water Asepsis and Air Quality
16. Aseptic Techniques
17. Laboratory and Radiographic Asepsis
18. Waste Management
19. Prevention of Sharps Injuries
20. A Clinical Asepsis Protocol
21. General Office Asepsis
22. Greener Infection Control
23. Home Hygiene

PART 3: Office Safety

24. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
25. OSHA Inspections
26. Management of the Office Safety Program
27. Managing Chemicals Safely
28. Employee Fire Prevention and Emergency Action Plans
29. Infection Control Concerns during Remodeling and Construction
30. NEW! Infection Control Breaches and Disease Transmissions in Dental Facilities

Appendix A: Resource List
Appendix B: CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings
Appendix C: CDC Guidelines for Prevention of Tuberculosis in Dental Settings
Appendix D: Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)
Appendix E: Exposure Incident Report
Appendix F: Infection Control and the American Dental Association
Appendix G: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Bloodborne Pathogen Standard
Appendix H: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard


Author: Chris H. Miller, BA, MS, PhD
Paperback ISBN: 9780323764049
Published Date: February 28, 2022
Page Count: 336