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By Rita Zamora
By Rita Zamora
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to have an outsized impact on dentistry, HuFriedyGroup has been at the forefront of providing infection prevention solutions to help dental professionals and clinicians get back to work safely.
As dental practices are starting to reopen, it’s critical that all aspects of a practice’s infection prevention protocol are up to date. While practices have been proactively communicating to patients about new processes around PPE usage, patient in-out procedures, and the like, some areas may remain overlooked. This is particularly true of waterline maintenance – a critical but sometimes neglected element of infection prevention.
By Dr. John A. Molinari, PhD
With the COVID-19 pandemic causing unprecedented disruption to everyday life around the globe, there is a lot of uncertainty around what happens next and what to do to stay proactive and prepared.
As of this writing, the novel respiratory illness coronavirus disease 2019 (referred to popularly as simply “coronavirus” and abbreviated as COVID-19) has spread to over 150 countries around the globe.
If you've been watching the news you know that infection prevention is top of mind. Moreover, it’s still flu season, and the CDC estimates that there have been between 32 and 45 million cases of the flu from October through the third week in February.
Dental hygienists rely on two senses to detect calculus: tactile sensitivity and direct observation. Take one away, and hard-to-access areas are bound to be overlooked, leading to incomplete deposit removal.
This is why we strive to strengthen our two key senses as much as possible, turning to instruments that give us better tactile sensitivity and an array of lights, lenses, and mirrors to improve our vision.
For decades, dental professionals have known microorganisms were colonizing the waterlines of their dental units. Ample evidence shows the narrow tubing, low flow rates, and frequent stagnation periods found in water delivery systems create the ideal metropolis for biofilms. These slimy mats of bacteria cling to the walls of the plastic tubes, sloughing off countless individual organisms into the water as it passes by.
By Katrina M Sanders RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF
One of my favorite ways to decompress as a practicing dental hygienist, speaker, business owner and thought leader is to schedule a lunch or happy hour with my friend Debi Dencek, who is an RDH and entrepreneur. I adore Debi’s sharp mind and unique wit, and she and I both share countless provocative ideas about the dental industry. It is always fun to enjoy a glass of wine while sitting across from her and debating key topics.