The survey says: We gotta step up our infection control game

How equipped are dental hygienists at infection control? We discuss best practices such as disinfection and staff training amid the COVID-19 crisis.



Our fellow hygienists have spoken. Not just a few of them, but hundreds. A survey from November 2019 to March 2020 asked 770 hygienists about infection control (IC) practices in their clinics. The results clearly show that our profession has an opportunity for growth in this area. We explore three main findings and their significance in today’s dental world.


1. 47% of dental hygienists wish that infection control procedures in their office would improve