Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team

5th Edition


  • Charles Palenik
  • Chris Miller
  • Key Features

    • Comprehensive coverage follows dental assisting and dental hygiene curricula requirements for infection control, ensuring that you learn essential principles and procedures for clinical competence.
    • Easy-to-follow, step-by-step procedures are provided for skills that dental team members must master, each presented with a goal, materials, chronological steps, and rationales for the performance of each step.
    • Key terms begin each chapter and are highlighted within text discussions and defined in a back-of-book glossary.
    • Summary tables and boxes make study easier by highlighting key concepts and procedures.
    • Review questions ensure your comprehension of the material with 5 to 20 multiple-choice questions at the end of each chapter.
    • Practical appendices offer easy access to the most significant regulatory agency rules and recommendations for infection control.
    • Student resources on the Evolve companion website include practice exercises plus review questions and quizzes.

    Table of Contents

    PART 1: The Microbial World

    1. Scope of Microbiology and Infection Control

    2. Characteristics of Microorganisms

    3. Development of Infectious Diseases

    4. Emerging Diseases

    5. Oral Microbiology and Plaque-Associated Diseases

    PART 2: Infection Control

    6. Blood-Borne Pathogens

    7. Oral and Respiratory Diseases

    8. Infection Control Rationale and Regulations

    9. Immunization

    10. NEW! Hand Hygiene

    11. Personal Protective Equipment

    12. Instrument Processing

    13. Surface and Equipment Asepsis

    14. Dental Unit Water Asepsis and Air Quality

    15. Aseptic Techniques

    16. Laboratory and Radiographic Asepsis

    17. Waste Management

    18. NEW! Preventing Sharps Injuries

    19. A Clinical Asepsis Protocol

    20. NEW! General Office Asepsis

    21. Greener Infection Control

    22. NEW! Cross-contamination Between Work and Home

    PART 3: Office Safety

    23. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    24. OSHA Inspections

    25. Management of the Office Safety Program

    26. Managing Chemicals Safely

    27. Employee Fire Prevention and Emergency Action Plans

    28. Infection Control Concerns during Remodeling and Construction

    Appendix A: Infection Control and Hazardous Materials Management Resource List

    Appendix B: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings—2003,

    Appendix C: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Prevention of Tuberculosis in Dental Settings

    Appendix D: Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)

    Appendix E: Exposure Incident Report

    Appendix F: Infection Control and the American Dental Association (ADA)

    Appendix G: The Occupational Safety and Health Admin


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