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OSAP expands, adds office in Atlanta

Jan 26, 2015

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) announces it has added an office in Atlanta, Georgia. The organization, which is a leading advocate for the safe and infection-free delivery of oral health care, has opened the new office to expand its operations and provide easier access to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the agency charged with health security in the U.S., and the nation’s source for science-based information on global health threats, disease tracking, infection control guidelines, and public health protection.

Tray lid with secure seal from Dux Dental provides infection control protection

Dec 9, 2014

Dux Dental releases transparent tray cover with a secure seal for infection control.

Ebola: Dental professionals need to be prepared for all emerging diseases

Oct 17, 2014

In order to empower each of us to serve dental patients, and yet keep the public and your staff safe from the Ebola virus, we have to be prepared for changes.

ADA issues Ebola advisory for dentists, dental practices

Oct 17, 2014

The ADA issues new guidelines on the Ebola virus.

Help raise awareness for Global Handwashing Day!

Oct 7, 2014

Global Handwashing Day helps raise awareness of the need for proper hand hygiene around the world.

AAAASF provides outpatient facilities with Ebola checklist

Oct 7, 2014

AAAASF provides a facility preparedness checklist for Ebola, as well as facts about the virus in the United States.

Ebola virus: Serving others where Ebola is present

Oct 1, 2014

However, if a person has early symptoms of Ebola and there is reason to believe that Ebola should be considered, the patient should be isolated and public health professionals notified.

New hand hygiene guidance supports efficacy of alcohol-based hand wipes

Sep 24, 2014

PDI Sani-Hands Instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes provide clinical efficacy as well as convenience for health-care workers and patients.

Antibiotics losing effectiveness around the globe

Sep 2, 2014

Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS, discusses a recent World Health Organization (WHO) report on antibiotic resistance around the globe.

Treating HIV/AIDS population: What you need to know

Jun 24, 2014

For the past three years, I have been employed at a federally qualified health center where we treat a large population of HIV/AIDS patients. Prior to employment at the FQHC, I had little education on how to treat patients that are immune compromised. I hope this information will be useful to any hygienist who is thinking of working in a public health setting, those who are currently working in a health setting, or fellow hygienists in the private sector who may have little experience with treating these patients.

Crosstex launches educational YouTube channel for infection control professionals

Jun 20, 2014

Crosstex International launches its new YouTube channel, Crosstex Protests, which will showcase educational videos that feature sterilization procedures, product usage tutorials, and information about compliance requirement updates.

MERS CoV and Dentistry

May 20, 2014

Understanding and comprehending the nature of a disease are essential parts of any infection control program. One disease that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants all health care providers to be aware of and stay up to date on is call Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

OSAP and Henry Schein Partner to Raise Awareness for Safer Dentistry

May 9, 2014

OSAP and Henry Schein partner to raise awareness for safer dentistry.

Nasseo nanotube implant technology

Nasseo prepares for multiple clinical studies on its titanium nanotube dental implant

May 2, 2014

Nasseo prepares for clinical studies of its nanotech dental implant.

Midmark announces 2014 dental sterilizer promotion and partnership with Crosstex

Apr 24, 2014

Midmark Corporation recently announced the 2014 Dental Sterilizer Promotion and partnership with Crosstex®, which runs until June 30, 2014. The promotion offers dentists a holistic instrument processing solution with top-quality products and rebates ranging from $300 to $700, while also providing education, via the Crosstex Compliance Essentials Kit and CE course, on proper sterilization and patient safety. For each eligible Midmark sterilizer purchased during the promotion, along with a sterilizer donation to Direct Reliefl®, the customer will receive an additional $200 rebate.

TRIOLOGY Professional Oral Cleansing & Oral Care line launched

Mar 25, 2014

Antimicrobial, biologic formulations increase potential for accelerated healing and reduced inflammation, infection, and pain.

Tulsa dentist accused of exposing patients to HIV scheduled to face Oklahoma Board of Dentistry in June

Mar 24, 2014

Tulsa dentist Dr. Scott Harrington has been on trial for the last year for putting patients at risk of contracting HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, but it hasn’t been in a courtroom.

Columbia Group points to genetic signature for classifying periodontal disease

Mar 21, 2014

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have devised a new system for classifying periodontal disease. The findings were published recently in the online edition of the Journal of Dental Research.

Wipes receive EPA acceptance for three new kill claims

Mar 10, 2014

PDI Super Sani-Cloth Wipes gains EPA acceptance.

Update on infectious diseases

Feb 21, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has an Office of Infectious Diseases whose mission is to lead, promote, and facilitate science, programs, and policies to reduce the burden of infectious diseases. Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS, discusses how the transmission of infectious diseases, such as Hepatitis C, can occur in the dental office.

How clean is your dental office? 5 tips to keep your patients healthy and happy

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Crosstex launches Infection Control Helpline

Feb 14, 2014

Crosstex International is pleased to announce the launch of 8558-STERILE, a new, toll-free Infection Control Helpline. The helpline was established after several infection control breaches made top news headlines in the dental sector.

Registration opens for OSAP's annual infection control symposium

Feb 11, 2014

Registration is now open for the must-attend event of the year for those on the front lines of infection prevention in oral health care. The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) will host its 30th Anniversary Symposium June 5-8 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minn. This landmark educational event addresses emerging and current issues of concern to dental professionals responsible for infection control and patient and provider safety.

February is a busy month for health-care professionals

Feb 7, 2014

With American Heart Month and National Children’s Dental Health Month taking place, February is a noteworthy month for professionals in the health-care profession. FOCUS Editorial Director Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS, addresses these two awareness campaigns in this issue while also giving an update on hygiene efforts at last week’s Yankee Dental Congress held in Boston.

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