If you’re a member of the Dental Health community you’re probably aware that a lot has happened in the last 12 months. I am referring to infection control breaches that have happened
in New South Wales. Around the same time two documents were released that have the express purpose of preventing such issues.
- AS4187 2014
- The Australian Dental Association Guidelines for Infection Control Third Edition 2015.
Infection Control has become a hot topic and the Australian Dental Board's release of an open letter dated 16th July 2015 reminding Dental Practitioners of their Infection control obligations under the National Law is testament to that.
With this blog, I will try to provide some guidance through the maze of standards and guidelines and provide dental practitioners with a list of relevant documentation for further reading.