Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, March 4th, 1996
As required by law, Georgia dentists adhere to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for infection control, which require heat sterilization of all instruments, including the dental handpiece. Sterilization destroys all forms of micro-organisms, including viruses, bacteria, spores and fungi.
Dentists also conform to infection control measures called universal precautions," which include: washing hands and changing gloves between...
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