5 things to do at the dentist's office

Story highlightsCross infection at the dentist's office is rare, but importantPatients should ask questions about their dentist's sterilization proceduresBe alert and watch the gloves and instrumentsAsk for validation of the sterilization machineThe recent news in Tulsa, Oklahoma, brings to light an issue that is rare, but nonetheless important -- cross infection in the dental office, or the transfer of infection from one patient to another in a health care environment.



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