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Allow Sufficient Time for Hand Sanitizers, Soap, Water to Work

Hand hygiene is a major aspect of infection control, and frequent handwashing and/or application of alcohol-based hand rubs is necessary. When should you and your dental staff perform hand hygiene? Clean your hands before eating and before and after having direct contact with a patient's intact skin (when taking a pulse or blood pressure), performing an oral examination, or finishing a dental procedure. Clean your hands after contact with blood, saliva, mucous membranes, or non-int more...
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