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Infection Control: Sound Principles for Digital Radiography

Learning Objectives:

After hearing this audio clip, the listener should:

  • Understand basic procedures that help to ensure infection control standards are achieved when using digital radiography equipment
  • Realize the importance and necessity of infection control in his/her future practice

Infection control and equipment sterilization will always be essential aspects of any dental practice. While the necessity of preventing cross contamination via handpieces and hands instruments should be obvious, there is also the need to sterilize other fomites and office technologies that may seem less evident. Digital and computed radiography sensors, plates, and equipment could fall into this latter category.

Since this equipment cannot be placed into autoclaves, coupled with the knowledge that instrument cleaning or sterilization may not be the responsibility of dental students in a clinic environment, it is important for listeners to gain an understanding of basic infection control principles for this equipment.  This knowledge will be well served after graduation when, as practicing dentists, listeners will be responsible for setting and managing their own infection control protocols.

Related Reading:

  1. http://thenextdds.com/Videos/Digital-Radiography---Placement-for-the-Anterior-Mandible/
  2. http://thenextdds.com/Articles/Digital-Imaging-in-Endodontics/
  3. http://thenextdds.com/Blogs/Dental-Technologies/Best-Practices-for-Infection-Control--Digital-Radiography-and-Computed-Radiography/
  4. http://thenextdds.com/Blogs/Dental-Technologies/Green-Dentistry-in-Your-Future-Dental-Practice/
  5. http://thenextdds.com/Articles/Intraoral-Radiography/
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