Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 14, 2015
September has been named National Dental Infection Control Awareness Month by the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention, or OSAP, and is being supported by the American Dental Assistants Association, or ADAA. At Hamlin Dental Group, every day focuses on infection control awareness. Dr. Hamid Reza, dentist in Northridge, works with his team to ensure maximum safety by following all American Dental Association and Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommendations throughout the office, as well as with each patient. The Infection Control Awareness Month by the ADAA has the team at Hamlin Dental Group discussing methods of prevention.
When federal guidelines and recommendations are not properly followed, patients and care providers can both be at risk. With dentistry, more is at stake than the common cold. As a top dentist in North Hollywood, Dr. Reza and his team work together to ensure all guidelines and regulations are followed, as well as incorporated into their offices’ standard operating procedures. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, guidelines cover a variety of topics, including:
- Hand hygiene and antisepsis
- Instrument sterilization
- Water quality
- Rinsing and medication administration
- Oral surgery procedures
According to the CDC, infections require an adequate amount of virulent pathogens, a source in which the organism can thrive, a mode of transmission and a portal of entry into a susceptible host. Infection control techniques are focused on intervening in each of these factors and stopping infection before it starts. Nonetheless, proper hygiene and sterilization are only one factor in infection control. One group of researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is going a step further in an attempt to develop an HIV vaccine, which will eliminate the last step of the process for the susceptible host. Each dentist in San Fernando Valley at Hamlin Dental Group is fully committed to supporting infection control practices to protect their patients at all times.
About Hamlin Dental Group
Dr. Reza is a well-known dentist in Los Angeles and has offered his services to patients from all walks of life. For nearly two decades, he has treated several generations of families and has been recognized for his volunteer work throughout the community, including at homeless shelters, youth programs, churches, schools and food banks. Today, Dr. Reza is a member of the San Fernando Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the American Dental Association. He works with a team of dentists and dental specialists to provide comprehensive dental services to their patients.