CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · European Journal of General Dentistry 2013; 2(01): 1-7
DOI: 10.4103/2278-9626.106793
Review Article

Infection control strategy in orthodontic office

Shalaj Bhatnagar
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, ITS Dental College, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Dinesh K. Bagga
1   Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Hindustan Dental College, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Payal Sharma
2   ITS Centre for Dental Studies and Research, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Piush Kumar
2   ITS Centre for Dental Studies and Research, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Rakesh Sharma
2   ITS Centre for Dental Studies and Research, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Vishal Singh
2   ITS Centre for Dental Studies and Research, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Effective and efficient infection control in the orthodontic office is essential for the safety of patients. A comprehensive infection control strategy must be implemented by the orthodontist without compromising on cost-effectiveness and time factor, that safeguards not only his own health but also of the auxiliary staff and even the community. It is also important to follow manufacturer′s instructions for dental instruments and devices regarding sterilization to avoid damage to these items.

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01 November 2021

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