Infection Control in Dental Clinic and Laboratory


  • Halini Kumar K.V
  • Subhash A.V


The dental professional is associated with significant amount of risk for exposure to various microorganisms. Many infectious diseases that can transmitted in a dental environment. Infection control is considered to be the best way to prevent exposure to such infections and being transferred from person to person. Presently the transmission of these diseases is increasing in a rapid rate. Hence, the universal infection control policy considers ‘Every patientto beinfectious’. The use of effective infection control procedures and universal precautions will prevent cross contamination not only to the persons who are working in clinics but also to the persons who are working in dental laboratories. This article reviews about the various methods and protocols to protect dentists and technicians from potential infections, as well as protecting patient from cross contamination.


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