Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Monica P. Schneider, Marvin Leventer
    Pages 1-7
  3. Fotini Anagnostopoulos-King, Deborah Schreiber Rodriguez
    Pages 63-75
  4. Patricia Meehan, Oksana P. Mishler
    Pages 77-90
  5. Sydnee Chavis, Nisha Ganesh
    Pages 91-103
  6. Nisha Ganesh, Sydnee Chavis
    Pages 105-118
  7. Janet Naglik, Guadalupe Garcia Fay
    Pages 119-138
  8. Guadalupe Garcia Fay, Janet Naglik
    Pages 139-155
  9. Glenn Canares, Devon Allison
    Pages 157-167
  10. MaryAnn T. Schneiderman, Deborah L. Cartee
    Pages 169-191
  11. Devon L. Allison, John A. McDaniel
    Pages 193-203
  12. Marvin Leventer, Glenn Canares
    Pages 205-212
  13. Louis G. DePaola, Leslie E. Grant
    Pages 213-216

About this book


This book reviews the principles of infection control and the guidelines and standards of care in multiple countries, discussing them within the context of the practice of dentistry. The aim is to enable dental practitioners to ensure that the appropriate measures are adopted for each patient contact, thereby minimizing the risk of transmission of infection – a goal that is becoming ever more important given the threats posed by new or re-emerging infectious diseases and drug-resistant infections. Readers will find information and guidance on all aspects of infection control within the dental office: hand and respiratory hygiene, use of personal protective equipment, safe handling of sharps and safe injection practices, management of occupational exposures, maintenance of dental unit water quality, surface disinfection, and the cleaning and sterilization of dental instruments. Infection Control in the Dental Office will be an invaluable asset for all dental practitioners, including dentists, dental specialists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants.


Standards of dental care Transmission of oral infections Dental health care Oral infectious diseases Dental unit water lines

Editors and affiliations

  • Louis G. DePaola
    • 1
  • Leslie E. Grant
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Oncology and Diagnostic SciencesSchool of Dentistry, University of MarylandBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.National Dental AssociationGlen ArmUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-30084-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-30085-2
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