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

  • 26. 
    Subsequent to their usage, disposable sharp objects should be placed in puncture-resistant biohazard containers for disposal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Using a proper method of transporting instruments is a part of infection control procedure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    Using an appropriate cleaning technique by hand rubbing the used instruments is a part of infection control procedure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    Using locked cassette system and or instruments washers is an alternative method in infection control procedure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    It is mandatory to use an effective sterilization method to sterilize dental instruments.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    Contaminated sharp instruments should be handled carefully to prevent percutaneous injury. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    Contaminated sharp instruments should be placed in a suitable container at the area of use to avoid percutaneous injuries during transport.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    The person handling the instruments through removal, cleaning, packaging and sterilization needs to use heavy-duty gloves. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    The use of heavy duty gloves helps to prevent injury with sharp contaminated instruments.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    Instruments’ cleaning is usually done by hand scrubbing one instrument at a time holding it low in a large sink using hot water and soap.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    Mechanical methods of instrument cleaning rather than hand scrubbing minimize handling of instruments and the risk of puncture injury.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    Prior to sterilization, instruments and cassettes are placed in single use packages such as wrap, paper pouches, plastic pouches.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    The best advice is to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for each brand of sterilizer as they are medical devices.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    The dental worker should follow the manufacturer’s recommendations concerning sterilization time, temperature and pressure. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    Biological monitors are the most dependable method to confirm that proper sterilization of instruments.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False