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Infection control practices of Minnesota dentists: changes during 1 year.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2522127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 1986, a survey of all licensed Minnesota dentists (N = 2,752) was conducted to determine current infection control practices. In 1987, the survey was repeated with a 45% random sample of all Minnesota dentists (N = 1,357) to monitor changes in such practices during 1 year. The findings indicate that dentists made dramatic changes in their routine use of barrier techniques and also, that rates of vaccination against hepatitis B increased decidedly. Younger dentists had higher vaccination rates and use of routine barrier techniques. Although dentists' reluctance to treat patients with AIDS decreased in frequency, some dentists still refuse to treat these patients. However, a substantial majority will treat patients with other infectious diseases.
A J DiAngelis; L V Martens; J W Little; R J Hastreiter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dental Association (1939)     Volume:  118     ISSN:  0002-8177     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Dent Assoc     Publication Date:  1989 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-04-18     Completed Date:  1989-04-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503060     Medline TA:  J Am Dent Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-303     Citation Subset:  D; IM; X    
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis.
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MeSH Terms
Communicable Disease Control*
Dental Auxiliaries
Eye Protective Devices
Gloves, Surgical
Hepatitis B / prevention & control
Hepatitis B Vaccines
Professional Practice
Time Factors
Viral Hepatitis Vaccines
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hepatitis B Vaccines; 0/Viral Hepatitis Vaccines

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