Infection control is the discipline concerned with preventing healthcare-
associated infections, focusing predominantly on mitigation and reduction
of risk of a potential outbreak within the medical and dental environments.
Environmental hygiene is the main duty for the effectiveness of infection
control. Sterilization techniques and disinfectants are the most effective
tools in limiting transmission of pathogens through the surrounding
Dental and medical clinics must have the necessary equipment to
implement the standard precautions both for staff and for patients,
continually exposed to a wide range of pathogenic micro-organisms,
specifically: bacteria, viruses and fungi. It is vitally important to ensure a
complete infection control range to minimise this ever-present threat.
The most significant precautions start from hand, instruments, devices
and surfaces hygiene.
It is equally as crucial that the products are efficacious against a broad
spectrum of pathogens, tested to the latest microbiological standards.