A Review on cross infection in dental clinics

Anisha Mahtani and Gopinath P

Aim: To write a review on cross infection in dental clinics.
Background: Cross infection is the transfer of harmful microorganisms usually bacteria and viruses between patients. The spread of infection may be direct or indirect. Indirectly the infection can spread through contaminated hand pieces and aerosols. Most carriers of infections are unaware of their condition and therefore it is important that prevention of cross infection routine is adopted for all patients.
Materials and Methods: Reviews on cross infection in dental clinics were collected from Journals with a PubMED, Science Direct and Scopus Index. Results: The articles collected were about the modes of transmission and the prevention and control measures on cross infection in dental clinics around the world.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.3336.0265