Infection Prevention and Control

When does a glove become infectious?

Rebecca Waters discusses hazardous waste management.

Keeping control of infection prevention

Nicky Varney explains how practices can remain compliant.

Infection control business relocates to Derby

Dentisan officially opened its new Centre of Excellence on January 31, 2024. The facility is central to the business's expansion plans and was designed with sustainability in mind.

Breaking the chain of infection

Julia Svec details the essential steps to take to reduce transmission.

Is your practice a leader in infection control?

Laura Edgar, the managing director of Aura Infection Control, a leading authority in decontamination...

Giving viruses the cold shoulder

Nicky Varney explains the importance of infection prevention practices in the winter.

First-of-its-kind splatter study examines infection control during oral surgery

A study from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry examined the patterns of splatter contamination created by rotary instruments and irrigation during oral surgery. This study is the first...

Doing your bit

Rebecca Waters discusses the role of dental professionals in fighting antibiotic resistance.

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Infection Prevention and Control

Take action this Stoptober

Julie Deverick considers the role of the dental professionals in helping patients quit.

Infection Prevention and Control

Time to enhance your infection control

Kate Scheer considers sanitisation in the winter months.

NHS update: Antimicrobial resistance

One of the biggest threats to public health is antimicrobial resistance. The latest dentistry and oral health update from Jason Wong, deputy chief dental officer, and Ali Sparke, director for...

Recognising excellence in infection prevention and control

Applications for the ‘Aura Infection Prevention and Control Practice of the Year’ is now open!

Dentists forced to prescribe unnecessary antibiotics for toothache in pandemic

The Covid-19 restrictions preventing dentists in England from providing face-to-face treatment required some to unnecessarily prescribe antibiotics for dental pain, a study by University of Manchester...

New self-sterilising plastic in development

A team of researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a new plastic film to curb the spread of viruses.

NHS dentistry and oral health update

Sarah Hurley, chief dental officer for England, and Lisa Richie, head of infection prevention control for NHS England, recently published a new NHS dentistry and oral health update which focused on...

Antibacterial bioactive glass doubles down on microbial resistance to antibiotics

Infections linked to medical devices such as catheters, dental implants, orthopaedics and wound dressings could be dramatically reduced using a simple technique, according to new research, media...

Reducing Covid-19 risk during dentist appointments

According to a study by The University of Leeds, dentists could significantly increase the number of patients they see during the pandemic by switching the drills they use.

New environmentally-friendly shield could offer better protection during dental surgery

Dental patients and practitioners could be better protected from Covid-19 and other airborne viruses and bacteria thanks to the development of a new environmentally-friendly shield by a...

Dentists: new guidelines will not soften blow of Scottish government plans

The British Dental Association (BDA) Scotland has said new standard operating procedures for dentists, published recently, will not restore access to pre-covid levels.

New covid guidelines unlikely to bring 'business as usual' back to dentistry

The British Dental Association has said new standard operating procedures for dentists in England, published recently, are unlikely to represent a silver bullet for restoring patient access to...

Local exhaust ventilation to control dental aerosols and droplets

These devices are designed to be placed over the patient’s mouth to capture aerosols and droplets at the source.

Covid-19 management in the dental setting

The outbreak of Covid-19 has affected many aspects of our lives over the past year. Our health and wellbeing have been thrust to the forefront as a result, with the majority of the population taking...

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