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Podcast — Infection control

Dental Unit Waterlines: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly - Mike Rust + Kellie Thimmes

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  Water is the lifeline of your dental practice. If your dental unit waterlines are covered in biofilm, you’re in trouble. How do you test your water lines properly? How do you treat your systems? What do you do if you don’t have a closed system? With the heightened awareness of spreading germs due to the Coronavirus crisis, it’s more important than ever to be mindful of prevention in your practice. In this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, Dwight and I chat with Mike Rust and Kellie Thimmes from ProEdge Dental about what dentists can—and should be doing—to prevent...

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We Tackle Coronavirus Dental Compliance Questions with Dwight Shreve

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In this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, Dwight Shreve joins Andrea and I to cover some of the most-asked questions that have accumulated during the Coronavirus pandemic. We talk about face masks and respirators and how to use them properly. We also talk about addressing issues in your practice and the proper procedure if a staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19. If you have unanswered questions swirling around in your head, don’t miss this episode! Dwight Shreve worked at Crosstex for a couple of years as a Sales Manager and Infection Prevention Advisor. Now Dwight is an Independent Consultant...

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A Deep-Dive into Infection Prevention and Control: Because Safety Never Takes a Holiday

Posted by Andrea Baysinger on

While it’s a phrase straight from the mouth of Paul Blart: Mall Cop, it holds true—Safety never takes a holiday. The safety of your staff and patients should be first and foremost in your mind. This means Dental professionals need to be educated on proper procedures for cleaning and sterilizing the tools that they’re using every day so they’re not exposing people to pathogens. Infection prevention and control is your friend. Over the course of this next quarter, I’m dispatching to different dental offices that we work with to conduct a series of experiments. The goal is to find out...

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