In this episode of In the Sterilization Room with Jackie, we take a deeper dive into the CDC’s definition of airborne transmission in the healthcare vs social setting.
Where to Turn for Guidance When an Orthodontic Team Member is Exposed or Tests Positive for COVID-19
In this clip from In the Sterilization Room, infection prevention expert Jackie Dorst explains who to turn to for information when navigating a positive case.Read More
In this episode, infection prevention expert Jackie Dorst on trustworthy resources to implement best practices for infection control and manage staff exposure to COVID-19.Read More
Jackie Dorst is back with guidance for when a team member tests positive or has COVID-19 exposure; and to talk about the new N95 respirator mask decontamination service available to orthodontic practices.Read More
Having trouble purchasing disinfectant wipes for your orthodontic practice? Infection control expert Jackie Dorst provides an update on supply issues and your options for alternate products.Read More
Infection control expert Jackie Dorst walks us through the CDC’s clarifications on its May 19 guidance for dental settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
Jackie Dorst is back to talk about how training and reviewing standard basic precautions can give orthodontic team members the confidence to know both they and their patients are safe.Read More
Episode 6 – In the Sterilization Room with Jackie: Validation – How Do You Know Your Sterilization Efforts Aren’t in Vain?
This week: You’re doing all this work to make sure your orthodontic instruments are properly sterilized, but how do you know it’s really working?Read More
In this week’s episode: Jackie Dorst takes a deeper dive into handpiece sterilization and discusses the importance of MIFUs—or manufacturer’s instructions for use. She also talks about the recent FDA warning about counterfeit N95 masks.Read More
In this week’s episode: Jackie Dorst talks about gown shortages and why cleaning, not sterilizing your gown, should be the focus. She also talks about why autoclaves, not dry heat sterilization, is the way to go if you want to package instruments.Read More
Episode 3: In the Sterilization Room with Jackie – Applying the ADA Return to Work Toolkit to the Orthodontic Practice
In this week’s episode: Jackie Dorst takes a deep dive into the ADA toolkit released earlier this week. From welcoming patients back to PPE management, Dorst breaks down how orthodontic practices planning to reopen in the days ahead should apply its recommendations.Read More