Tag Archives: infection control in dental practices

Risk Assessment of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In certain situations, the human body is a perfect environment for microorganisms to grow. Both harmless and harmful microorganisms are found on our skin, mucous membranes, and other body orifices. Normal flora is microorganisms that live both on and/or in our body in a symbiotic and non-harmful relationship with us. Every day we are constantly […]

Can wearing a face mask protect you from Coronavirus?

People wearing face masks when they are not in clinical environments is a common sight these days. Air quality in some regions has meant increased use of surgical style face masks in the hope of filtering out pollution.  In dentistry, clinical staff work in close proximity to patients and safety should always be at the forefront […]

Coronavirus Infection Explained

Viral Evolution – A Timely Reminder in Support of a Back to Basics Approach What is a virus? Viruses are microorganisms that exist almost everywhere. They can infect most living things including humans, animals, plants, fungi and even bacteria. Some viral infections occur with little or no impact to the host but others have the […]

Complacent or Compliant?

There seems to be an ever widening gap between practices that are conscientious in their approach to infection prevention and those that adopt a ‘we’re pretty good’ mentality. We often find however, that those with the ‘we’re pretty good’ approach, in actual fact, are not. While the correct way to perform hand hygiene has not really changed over the years, the things we are dealing with have, hence, it is important to understand and have up to date information on infection prevention methods and current guidelines.

Prime Practice: Infection Control Self-Assessment

Prime Practice Compliance, a division of Prime Practice, is launching Infection Prevention Online Self-Assessments. The Online Self-Assessment will allow Australian and New Zealand dental practices to undertake fast, cost-effective assessments that are fully compliant with the current AUS/NZ standards for infection prevention. The Audit tool will produce a comprehensive audit report and action plan, fully referenced and up to date, so practices can ensure they are compliant. […]

Introducing Prime Practice Compliance

Prime Practice, the leading independent practice management company in the southern hemisphere, is excited to announce the launch of its new Compliance division, headed by Meg Sharpe.  Infection prevention requires co-operation and adherence to strict rules by the whole dental team. Overall responsibility for infection prevention belongs to all team members; associated duties may be […]