Infection Control Questions for Patients to Ask

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Infection Control Questions for Patients to Ask Noel Kelsch RDH, RDHAP, BS   My dear friend is the ultimate mother. Her mothering skills are amazing and her attention to details astounds me. She told me she does not feel safe at the dentist any more because she has read national articles about “the dirty little Read More

Sterilizing Hand Pieces The Cost of Doing Business: Infection Control in the Dental Setting

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Sterilizing handpieces It happened again. I had a dental health care professional tell me that they cannot follow infection control guidelines because it costs too much. That simply chaps my hide. The cost of doing dental business includes infection control. That may mean that you have to buy disposables, replace hand pieces sooner than you Read More

What People Don’t Ask About Oral Health But Should

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What People Don’t Ask About Oral Health But Should My friend Sheila asked me a question the other day that has stuck with me. She asked me “why do hygienists always ask you how often you are flossing?” She went on to say that “they already know the answer!”  I asked her what she is Read More