What were the top 5 infection control stories of 2020?
December 23, 2020 -- SARS-CoV-2 and how the virus spreads have been on everybody's minds for what feels like an eternity. From personal protective equipment failures to mouth rinses that inactivate the virus, DrBicuspid.com brought you the most important infection control and prevention news during this historic year.  Discuss
Omni CleanAir unveils portable air purification devices
December 11, 2020 -- Omni CleanAir has debuted a new line of portable air purification devices for everyday workspaces such as dental practices, offices, and schools.
CDA warns dentists about COVID-19 testing scams
December 10, 2020 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) is warning dentists about COVID-19 rapid testing scams, often distributed via email.
Podcast: What you need to know about an OSHA inspection
December 8, 2020 -- If you think the pandemic is going to slow down inspections from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), think again, says Mary Govoni, RDH, CDA. In this podcast, Govoni tells dentists and dental team members what they need to know about an inspection and what should be done now to prepare for one.  Discuss
OSAP named liaison for CDC committee
December 7, 2020 -- The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) has been named a liaison organization for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee.
5 tips to control aerosols in your dental practice
December 2, 2020 -- One of the biggest discussion points in 2020 has been how to reduce aerosols in the dental practice to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. With that in mind, Dr. Joe Blaes offers five tips that every dentist and team member should know to control aerosols in your practice.  Discuss
Is your patient a virus superspreader? It may be the teeth
November 23, 2020 -- Patients who have a full set of teeth and a clogged nose may be more likely to spread viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, according to a study published on November 12 in the Physics of Fluids.  Discuss
FDI releases antibiotic resistance white paper
November 20, 2020 -- The FDI World Dental Federation has released a new white paper about antibiotic resistance to mark the World Health Organization's World Antimicrobial Awareness Week.
OSAP, ADHA team up on PPE webinar
November 20, 2020 -- The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) and the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) have joined forces on a free personal protective equipment (PPE) optimization webinar.
Are disposable isolation gowns protecting your dental team?
November 18, 2020 -- Approximately 50% of disposable isolation gowns made outside the U.S. or by nontraditional manufacturers have failed to meet required protection standards, according to tests performed by the nonprofit medical device evaluator ECRI.  Discuss
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