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No infection control!!!

I’ve been in hygiene for 8 years and recently started a new fulltime job with an older DDS. I’m appalled by the total lack of infection control in this office. There is no assistant. The DDS does not wear a mask, EVER. He does NOT wear gloves to clean his dirty room. Works in the sterilization room and NEVER wears gloves. The dental burs and syringes are put in a “cold sterile” solution for around 15-30 mins and then reused. When I’ve mentioned these things in passing I’ve been told that it’s the way it’s always been done. It’s just so disgusting and scary. I’m the “new girl”. What in the world should I do?????



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That’s scary to me! I say get out of there and find a new place to work. I would look up the case in Colorado where a oral surgeon got in trouble for infection control and present that to your Dr or possibly report him to your board.

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Contact OSHA and report!

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I would get out of there ASAP and definitely report to the board. You have a legal liability to do so if the patients are in danger.

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Quit

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You need to run and not look back!

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pack your stuff and get out of dodge! that’s disgusting! and call the board too!!

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What would you do if it was you sitting in this dentist chair? You must protect the patients. Contact OSHA and your local dental board and ask what steps you should take to get your work environment safe.

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We are required to go to infectional.control ce classes for a reason!!! That’s just plain sick, gross and scary.

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We actually just went to an OSHA meeting so I thought things might change. They didn’t. Will I be liable if anything happens? My infection control is overboard but I can’t help what he does…. Patient safety and my safety is what I’m worried about. I consider everything that’s not in my room as dirty and I’m constantly wiping everything down. Just so wrong.

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Get out of there and report it!

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