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Gloves Reduce Risk of Cross-Infection, but Hands Must Still Be Washed


One major aspect of infection control in dental practice is the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Dental health providers should wear gloves to prevent contamination of their hands when touching mucous membranes, blood, and saliva, and also to reduce the risk that microorganisms on the hands of health care workers will be transmitted to patients during surgical or other patient-care procedures. Gloves should be changed between patients and when torn or punctured. Wearing more...
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