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Glutaraldehyde: For Disinfection, and more
Clinical uses of glutaraldehyde
Glutaraldehyde/2-Hydroxyethylmethacrylate (GLUMA[R]) is a chemical frequently used for desensitization of teeth and has other uses as suggested in the literature. Some newer recommendations have been made relative to its use during tooth preparation, as a disinfectant, rewetting during bonding, prior to cementation of crowns and bridges, and in dealing with pulpal exposures. This article will explore the science behind these and other applications for this chemical and its effect on the tooth structure and its local environment.
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Infection Control and Going Green
It is easy being green
From RDH Magazine: "Get your pen out. You will want to take notes for the letter you are going to write to the editor about what I am going to say. Many of you are making a grave mistake. You are literally putting people’s lives at risk in the name of going green."
Infection control's bottom line
From RDH Magazine: "Balancing safety, 'green practices,' and cost effectiveness"
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Robotic disinfection: the future of Healthcare?
Video: Robot Disinfects Area Hospital. (2016, November 3). Local Broadcast Video Content. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=AONE&sw=w&u=toro15002&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE%7CA468742676&sid=ebsco&asid=5b28997d25ddfad7ccc7c27f7e05d030