Rationale for Infection Control and Its Applicability in Dental Clinics - An Overview
Rationale Of Infection Control
Infection control measures and procedures play a primary role in controlling the spread of the infectious diseases in a health care setting. Therefore, the aim and objective of this article is to throw light on the importance of Infection control and various steps taken which help in the process of infection control. Dentistry is a field wherein there is high risks of exposure to saliva/blood and other potentially infectious materials, and therefore, mandates a high standard of infection control and safety in suppressing cross-contamination and occupational exposures to blood- and saliva-borne diseases. Dental care professionals are at a higher risk of cross infections while treating patients so it is the duty of the clinician to keep himself updated and educate and vaccinate the personnel working under him.
[Verma K Natl J Integr Res Med, 2020; 11(4):79-83]