Category - Hygiene

Measures to prevent infection by the Coronavirus

25 February 2020

Coronaviruses are members of a large family of enveloped viruses that cause diseases of varying severity. Some varieties lead to nothing more serious than common cold while others cause severe respiratory conditions like SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome)[1]. The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new variety, first identified in […]

Dental unit cleaning protocol: disinfection of suction circuits

29 August 2019

The dental unit is where all medical procedures are performed on the patient. As well as being an indispensable component of the dental practice, unfortunately it is also the main vehicle of cross infections between staff and patients, both exposed to pathogenic micro-organisms carried by blood, oral and respiratory secretions and contaminated equipment. Numerous studies have […]

Disinfection protocols in dental surgery

23 September 2018

One of the fundamental requisites for the clinical success of dental surgery lies in the prevention of infective complications. Preventive antibiotic treatment or the administration of antibiotics is a method of lowering the bacterial load which may colonise the site treated.