Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition
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Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition


Maintain safety and infection control in the dental office with Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team, Fourth Edition. This practical and comprehensive resource covers the basic concepts of infectious disease and infection control, including step-by-step descriptions of specific procedures and supplies and equipment needed for disease prevention. The Fourth Edition features new chapters on the latest topics impacting office safety and the most current regulatory recommendations for protection of dental patients and dental workers. No matter what your role on the dental team, this text will help you implement infection control in everyday practice.
  • Follows dental curricula requirements for infection control
  • Subject matter is organized logically, making it easier to successfully comprehend the material.
  • Tables are used throughout the text to highlight similarities and differences among related topics; boxes draw your attention to the information you need to remember most.
  • Line drawings and photos show the latest equipment, supplies, and procedures.
  • Selected readings at the end of each chapter provide sources of further information on the topics discussed.
  • The Glossary defines all key terms in one convenient place.
  • The Resource List includes organizations, federal agencies, and website addresses to help you stay current on rapidly changing topics.
  • An account of the first reported patient-to-patient spread of the hepatitis B virus in a dental office
  • A detailed description of the three types of steam sterilizers including the newest type B office model vacuum sterilizer
  • Information on the wipe-discard-wipe approach to surface disinfection
  • NEW chapter on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) helps you understand OSHA standards and know how to respond in the event of an inspection.
  • Two new tables on office safety management: Measure the Effectiveness of an Infection Control Program and Examples of What to Evaluate in a Dental Office Infection Control Evaluation Program
  • NEW chapter on medical tourism looks at the practice of traveling internationally to obtain health care
  • NEW chapter on greener infection control addresses the impact that infection control procedures can have on the environment and provides suggestions for developing a more eco-friendly program.
  • Addition of Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis In Health-Care Settings, 2005, Dental-Care Settings Excerpt
  • A new accompanying EVOLVE site provides a variety of learning resources, including answers for the Review Questions found at the end of each chapter and a printable version of the Exposure Incident Report.

Chapter 1: Scope of Microbiology and Infection Control

Chapter 2: Characteristics of Microorganisms

Chapter 3: Development of Infectious Diseases

Chapter 4: Emerging Diseases

Chapter 5: Oral Microbiology and Plaque-Associated Diseases


Chapter 6: Bloodborne Pathogens

Chapter 7: Oral and Respiratory Diseases

Chapter 8: Infection Control Rationale and Regulations

Chapter 9: Immunization

Chapter 10: Protective Barriers

Chapter 11: Instrument Processing

Chapter 12: Surface and Equipment Asepsis

Chapter 13: Dental Unit Water Asepsis

Chapter 14: Aseptic Techniques

Chapter 15: Laboratory and Radiographic Asepsis

Chapter 16: Waste Management

Chapter 17: A Clinical Asepsis Protocol


Chapter 18: About the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Chapter 19: OSHA Inspections

Chapter 20: Management of the Office Safety Program

Chapter 21: Medical Tourism

Chapter 22: Managing Chemicals Safely in the Office

Chapter 23: Greener Infection Control

Chapter 24: Employee Fire Prevention and Emergency Action Plans

Chapter 25: Infection Control Concerns During Remodeling or Construction

APPENDIX A: Infection Control and Hazardous Materials Management Resource List

APPENDIX B: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings—2003

APPENDIX C: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Prevention of Tuberculosis in Dental Settings

APPENDIX D: Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures

APPENDIX E: Exposure Incident Report

APPENDIX F: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

APPENDIX G: Infection Control and the American Dental Association (ADA)

APPENDIX H: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

Chris H. Miller, BA, MS, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Oral Microbiology
Indiana University School of Dentistry
Indianapolis, Indiana and Charles John Palenik, MS, PhD, MBA, Director, Infection Control Research and Services
Department of Oral Biology
Indiana University School of Dentistry
Indianapolis, Indiana


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