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It's been a decade since OSHA issued its Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (BPS) outlining procedures to protect employees from occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens such as HIV and hepatitis B. In addition, the American Dental Association, Centers for Disease Control and National Association for Dental Laboratories have issued protocols for infection control procedures.
Despite these recommendations and the fact that it's best to eliminate cross contamination at the source—the dental office—labs report that although more clients have been disinfecting over the last several...
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