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Master Infection Control in Your Practice

NEW Summary of Infection Prevention Practices This March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings:  Basic Expectations for Safe Care. OSAP describes this document as “a plain language summary” of its 2003 (and later) guidelines for infection control. Healthcare workers should use this […]


Dental in the News: Fluoridated Water and Fluoride Varnish

Better Dental Health for 70 years Better dental health doesn’t just depend on dentistry. To prove it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claim that community water fluoridation is one of the “ten great achievements of the 20th century.”  This triumph in public health has contributed to the fact that “each generation born […]

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EPA Proposes Standards to Reduce Amalgam Discharges from Dental Offices

In September 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed standards under the Clean Water Act to reduce discharges of dental amalgam to the environment. The EPA estimates that dentists discharge approximately 4.4 tons of mercury each year to Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) and that there are approximately 160,000 dentists […]