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The International Journal of Prosthodontics

Edited by George A. Zarb, BChD, DDS, MS, MS, FRCD(C)

ISSN 0893-2174

July/August 1991
Volume 4 , Issue 4

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Cross-Contamination Control in Prosthodontic Practice


Pages: 337-344
PMID: 1811627

Prosthodontic patients are generally a high-risk group relative to their potential to transmit infectious diseases as well as acquire them. There has been a recent increase in awareness of the need for cross-infection control measures to protect against possible routes of transmission frequently ignored in the past. This article is essentially a literature review of cross-infection control measures especially relevant to removable prosthodontic practice. Cross-contamination control measures are considered within the following categories: patient evaluation, personal protection, instrument and equipment contamination, clinical technique, impression handling, and laboratory asepsis.

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