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Biosafety in Dental Practice: General Principles

Vinay Vijaya Kumar

Biosafety can be defined, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, as the containment principles, technologies, and practices that are implemented to prevent unintentional exposure to biological agents and toxins or their accidental release. In simple terms, it may be described as protective measures that should be taken for any dental procedure to control the spread of microbial infections. Most countries and jurisdictions have strict regulations and comprehensive guidelines for biosafety in dental practice. This module provides an overview of the principles of biosafety and their importance. For detailed information on mandatory biosafety measures, it is necessary to refer to locally applicable and up-to-date regulations and guidelines.

After completing this ITI Academy Module, you should be able to…

  • describe the rationale for biosafety requirements in a dental practice
  • recognize that standard precautions have been described to prevent cross-infection and cross contamination
  • indicate the need for an aseptic protocol
  • identify methods for ensuring biosafety in the environment
Charlotte Stilwell , Stephen T Chen
20 min. + 10 min. for the Assessment
0.5 hours
Purchase price
30 Academy Coins
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Publication date: Apr 29, 2015 Last review date: Apr 23, 2017 Next review date: Apr 23, 2020
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