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Hands, Skin Encounter Many Potential Sources of Infection

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Dental patients and dental health professionals can be exposed to pathogenic microorganisms, including cytomegalovirus, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2, HIV, Mycobacterium tuberculosis , staphylococci, streptococci, and other viruses and bacteria that usually colonize or infect our oral cavity and respiratory tract. In dental settings, these organisms can be transmitted when we work with patients through either direct contact with blood or f more...
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