In this post-2020 era, nobody is a stranger to the importance of infection control. No longer is it even a question of importance, even to those who might have cut corners in the past. When illnesses are allowed to spread, they can affect the lives of anybody who is close enough – for the worst. This is an extremely important facet of the healthcare industry, and dentistry is certainly no exception — and you can imagine why.
In your dental practice, everyone has their own responsibility when it comes to containing germs and controlling the likelihood of infection. Taking the right steps and precautions to ensure that your dental practice is safe not only for patients but for all of your fellow team members as well is extremely important.
As Dental Assistant, your role is especially important in this realm. It is extremely vital that these precautions and procedures are followed by everybody on your team. Additionally, it is just as vital for you to understand why these measures are so crucial. By understanding the reasoning for its cruciality, you will be well-equipped to maintain these standards for the safety of yourself, your team, and your patients.
In the next module of this course, we’ll take an in-depth look at what your role will entail when it comes to keeping your practice clean and safe from the risk of infection.