Article: Volume 45 Number 9 Page 891 - October 2018

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  Dent Update 2018; 45: 891-891

Updates from America:  Safely Going Home: Avoiding Cross-Contamination

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Abstract: Dentistry often involves procedures that employ 3-way syringes, high-speed handpieces and ultrasonic scalers, the use of which can generate aerosols, droplets and spatter containing patients’ blood, plaque, saliva and tooth and dental materials.

Author notes: Charles John Palenik, GC Infection Prevention and Control Consultants and Infection Control Writing Support, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.