Effects of mandatory continuing education related to infection control on the infection control practices of dental hygienists
Kelsch et al. The scope of work within dental settings has many infection control risks. As such, compliance with infection control recommendations and requirements is critical to the delivery of quality dental care and necessary to ensure the safety of both patients and clinicians in the dental setting. Practice acts in 18 states require that dental hygienists complete infection control continuing education for license renewal, whereas the other states do not have this requirement. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of mandatory continuing education related to infection control on the infection control practices of dental hygienists.
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