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Webinar Addresses Dental Bib Clip Cross-Contamination Risks, Compares Disinfection Protocols


Gerard Kugel, DMD, MS, PhD, will present a free webinar in which he will identify the cross-contamination risks from dental bib clips and compare the advantages and disadvantages of current disinfection methods and options. "Cross Contamination from Dental Bib Holders: Implications for Your Practice" will be presented by CDEWorld on Feb. 12, 2014 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and is supported by DUX Dental. Registration for the webinar is now open at Each participant will receive one continuing education credit upon completion of the webinar.

"I teach and work in private practice, and I know as well as anyone that the issue of touching things with contaminated gloves is an issue all dental professionals have to be aware of. It is a very difficult thing to avoid and bib clips are in the line of fire," says Kugel. "Cross-contamination is an issue for everyone in the dental office – for dentists, the dental team, and patients."

During the webinar, Kugel will review the risk of cross-contamination associated with dental bib holders as identified by multiple clinical research studies and research papers; describe methods of sterilization for bib holders and compare the advantages and disadvantages of each; and analyze the costs of sterilizing reusable bib clips versus the costs of disposable bib holders.

Kugel is the associate dean of dental research and a professor of prosthodontics and operative dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. In addition, Kugel is on the editorial board of Practical Periodontics & Aesthetic Dentistry, Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, and is editor-in-chief of Inside Dentistry. Kugel practices at the Boston Center for Oral Health in Boston.

Source: DUX Dental

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