Infection control practices in dental radiology

Gen Dent. May-Jun 2003;51(3):264-71; quiz 272.

Abstract

The potential for cross-contamination in dental radiology is extremely high, especially when intraoral radiographs are exposed and processed. This report describes specific infection control practices that are recommended to decrease the potential for cross-contamination in dental radiology and reduce the likelihood of disease transmission.

MeSH terms

  • Disinfection
  • Equipment Contamination / prevention & control
  • Gloves, Surgical
  • Hand Disinfection
  • Humans
  • Infection Control, Dental*
  • Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional / prevention & control*
  • Radiography, Dental*
  • Universal Precautions