Infection control in orthodontics: A review

K. Mithun, M. V. Ashith, V. Harshitha, Valerie Anithra Pereira, Deesha Kumari

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Dental care professionals are at an increased risk of cross infection while treating patients.This occupational potential for disease transmission become evident initially when one realises that most human microbial pathogens have been isolated from oral secretions. Because of repeated exposure to micro-organisms in blood and saliva, incidence of certain infectious diseases has been significantly higher among dental professionals than observed for general population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-15
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2018
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Law
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Mithun, K., Ashith, M. V., Harshitha, V., Pereira, V. A., & Kumari, D. (2018). Infection control in orthodontics: A review. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 12(2), 10-15.