6/28/13

Dental Health Professionals must take every Infection Control Precaution


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With recent alleged breaches in dentistry infection control practices, the American Dental Association (ADA) is reinforcing its message that dental health professionals take every precaution to protect patients and themselves.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended Infection Control practices are applicable to all settings in which dental treatment is provided. Many dental procedures require specific strategies directed to preventing the transmission of pathogens among dental healthcare workers and their patients. 

According to Phenelle Segal president of Infection Control Consulting Services LLC (ICCS)  although the principles of dental office infection control practices remain unchanged, new technologies, equipment, materials and data require continuous evaluation of your dental offices current infection-control practices.

For latest guidelines, recommendations, precautions and safe practices  for your dental office contact Infection Control Consulting Services (ICCS) to ensure the appropriate infection control procedures are in place. ICCS can help you provide a safe and healthly workplace for your dental employees and patients

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC, is the founder and president of Infection Control Consulting Services LLC (ICCS). Phenelle has more than 30 years experience providing customized comprehensive infection control and prevention services to healthcare facilities nationwide. Her services focus on assisting hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental office and oral surgery practices, doctor's offices, nursing homes and other organizations with implementing and maintaining an infection control program that: complies with The Joint Commission, AAAHC, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and other regulatory agencies; respond to situations of noncompliance; and improve the processes for reducing risk.

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