One of the benefits of writing a blog is the ability to dive deeper into topics that we’ve explored in the past. This week, I would like to look back at a post I wrote on best practices for infection control and focus exclusively on intraoral sensors.
Infection control is one of the most important things to consider when you are making the switch to digital radiography (DR), since you must understand how to “sanitize” your imaging technology to ensure infection control standards are met. The health and safety of our patients is of paramount importance—not only for maintaining a trusting relationship with them, but also for shielding them from cross-contamination and potential sources of infection. For these reasons, following the best practices for sensor sterilization is critical.