Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team / Edition 5

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Emphasizing patient safety and infection prevention in the dental office, Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team, 5th Edition, covers everything from basic concepts in microbiology to protocols for clinical asepsis. Clear, step-by-step instructions make it easy for you to perform safety procedures and use the supplies and equipment needed to prevent the spread of infectious disease. New to this edition are full-color photographs and four new chapters on emerging topics. Written by oral biology and infection control expert Chris Miller, this resource is a must read for every member of the dental team.

  • 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.
  • NEW! Full-color photographs show the latest equipment, supplies, and procedures and accurately depict concepts in microbiology and the nature of infectious disease.
  • Four NEW chapters cover changing and emerging topics and trends in infection control, including Hand Hygiene, Preventing Sharps Injuries, General Office Asepsis, and Cross-contamination Between Work and Home.
  • NEW! Case scenarios on the Evolve companion website examine an infection control incident along with its potential consequences, possible preventive measures, and related recommendations and regulations.
  • UPDATED content includes new areas such as technology involving surface and equipment asepsis, dental water unit air quality, and green infection control.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is a significant contribution to the field and provides broad information on patient safety and infection prevention in the dental office. This edition has significant updates and four new chapters as well as a new appendix."-Janet Southerland, DDS, MPH, PhD(Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry) Doody Review: 84/100
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Reviewer: Janet H. Southerland, DDS, MPH, PhD (Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry)
Description: This update of a book on infection control in the dental office provides an overview of microbial organisms, control of infections and aseptic techniques, and dental office safety, as well as appendixes with CDC, ADA, and OSHA guidelines and hazardous materials management resources. First published in 1994, this book was last updated in 2010.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide the basic concepts, step-by-step procedures, and current regulatory aspects of infection control and office safety for the dental team. The objectives are worthy in light of the many changes in infection control policies and procedures, as well as the emergence of many new products and equipment. The book more than meets the author's objectives, providing a comprehensive overview of infection control in dentistry.
Audience: It is intended for students and as continuing education for members of the entire dental team. It also would be useful to other healthcare providers as it relates to the need for infection control to address current and emerging diseases in healthcare settings. The author is an authority in the area of infection control.
Features: This well-organized book covers the spectrum of infection control, including microorganisms, development of infectious diseases, bloodborne pathogens, hand and radiation hygiene, personal protective equipment, dental water asepsis and air quality, waste management, sharps injuries, office safety, and governmental agency policy and protocols for infection and waste management. Among the unique features are teaching aids such as learning objectives, key words, review questions, and selected readings. A glossary and appendixes assist in understanding the material. A new feature of this edition is the expanded website that includes helpful information for both faculty and students. The site provides an instructor resource manual, a test bank of 600 questions, 20 case discussions, practice quizzes, and flashcards among other resources.
Assessment: This is a significant contribution to the field and provides broad information on patient safety and infection prevention in the dental office. This edition has significant updates and four new chapters as well as a new appendix.
Elizabeth Hien Nguyen
This book is clearly written and covers its topics comprehensively. The purpose is to describe the procedures, equipment, and supplies used in infection control. The primary audience is dental students, dental assisting students, and dental hygiene students. The book features micro-organisms involving infectious diseases, supplies, procedures, equipment involved in infectious control, and sterilization techniques. Black-and-white pictures aid in comprehending the authors' points. This is an example of the best qualities of a clearly written text that provides precise explanations of sterilization procedures and techniques. This is a justifiable replacement of the previous edition.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323082570
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/22/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 366,690
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris H. Miller, PhD Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN.;

Charles John Palenik, MS, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN.

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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 Administration Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

Appendix H: NEW! The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard



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