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 cdeworld.com/webinars. 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