Category - Hygiene

Hand hygiene in the dental sector as a weapon against Coronavirus

21 April 2020

In the dental and health sector in general, poor hand hygiene can lead to the spread of bacterial and viral infections, including the new Coronavirus. This is how and when it is essential to wash them. In these times of health emergency, doctors and institutions continue to underline the importance of washing hands frequently. As […]

How to eliminate Coronavirus from surfaces?

27 March 2020

From preliminary American studies, it seems that Coronavirus could last on inanimate objects for some days, keeping its infecting property. How to eliminate it? In the last weeks we have heard a lot regarding the way of transmission of this Coronavirus and about actions that everyone of us can apply to counteract its diffusion. It […]

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 […]