Category - Hygiene

The role of disinfection in digital dentistry

12 January 2023

Today, professionals operating in the dental sector work with a variety of digital technologies able to streamline healthcare procedures by making them more fluid and manageable (inbuccal X-rays, intraoral scanners, electronic clinical records, etc…).   Just like conventional instruments, technological tools must also be managed in accordance with the procedures set out in guidelines on the […]

Web Marketing in the dental sector: how to communicate effectively with today’s patients

12 January 2023

Nowadays, marketing is an extremely important aspect of all professions, including dentistry.   According to a somewhat primordial definition, marketing consists in the identification and profitable satisfaction of human and social needs [1], thereby identifying a purpose to this activity.   According to the American Marketing Association, marketing is “the activity, set of institutions, or processes for […]

Hand hygiene: clarifying the difference between sanitizer and disinfectant

20 December 2022

The EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) defines the antimicrobial actions of “sanitizers” and “disinfectants” as follows: Sanitizing merely removes dirt and reduces germ count through mechanical action[1],[2]. This practice  is not intended to kill viruses. Disinfection on the other hand prevents or arrests the development or action of micro-organisms by inhibiting their proliferation or […]

Disinfection of noncritical surfaces in dental clinics

20 October 2022

The market offers many types of disinfectants with differing characteristics in terms of theireffectiveness and compatibility with materials. In healthcare settings, choosing the right disinfectant can be far from simple. For this reason, in 1957, Earle Henry Spaulding defined the criteria for making this choice. Let’s take a look at them. Choosing a disinfectant based […]

The impact of Covid on the dental profession: prevention and data on the diffusion of Covid in dental practices

10 December 2021

The worldwide diffusion of the SARS-CoV-2 virus caused a global scale public health emergency and, on 11 March 2020, forced the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare a pandemic [1]. Research into the COVID-19 pathogen has shown that person-to-person transmission of the virus occurs largely through droplets of saliva or nasal fluids (droplets), or as […]