Homework: Infection Control In Dentistry

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Homework: Infection Control In Dentistry

Read the questions carefully and answer true or false.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Infection control is a number of recommended safety measures that dentists put into practice to protect their patients and staff in the office.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Rigorous infection control routine is essential to prevent the spread of infectious disease.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Many dental procedures necessitate direct contact with blood and blood contaminated saliva.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    To properly control infection in dental practice, the dental instruments and materials have to be either carefully sterilized or disposable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Progress in equipments and supplies has allowed practices to establish safer processes at the same time as ensuring efficiency.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The dental healthcare professional must ensure that all instruments are cleaned prior to sterilization.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The dental healthcare professional must ensure that instrument cleaning is done in a safe way to avoid injury and penetration wounds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Infection control programs include; preparing the examination and or treatment rooms in a disinfected condition prior to patient’s entry.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Infection control programs include maintaining sterile field in handling dental equipment and supplies during procedures.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Infection control programs include cleaning and sterilization of reusable dental instruments and devices.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Infection control programs include proper disposal of single use objects in dental practice.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Infection control regimen is to eliminate the transmission of infection among patients and dental workers without jeopardizing productivity. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    A cleaning and sterilization process must meets The American Dental Association (ADA) and Center for Diseases Control (CDC) guidelines.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Taking a health history of a new patient prior to entering the examination room is of utmost importance to prepare the room accordingly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    All patients must be treated as possibly infectious using the concept of Universal precautions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Some offices cover fixed heavy radiographic equipments with disposable protective covers, which are replaced in between patient’s care. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    For each patient, new clean disposable saliva ejector, suction tubes and disposable air and water syringes tips are placed on the unit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    For each patient, new sterile handpiece and burrs are placed on the unit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    All health care workers should use appropriate barrier precautions to prevent skin and mucous membrane exposure. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    During contact with any patient's blood or body fluids universal precautions must be followed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Using gloves, gowns, masks, and protective eyeglasses is a part of the universal precautions regimen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    The dental staff should maintain the universal precautionary measures and not to break the barrier technique during the procedures.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Common infection control approach should further reduce the small risk for salivary transmission of HIV.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Prevention of penetrating injury by contaminated instrument to the dental staff is considered an important mean of infection control.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    To prevent needle stick injuries, needles should not be manually handled or manipulated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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