For more information on dental implant
coordinator courses, contact me at Info@Cin-
Cindy Rothenberg, RDH, lectures nationally on dental
implants, CBC T, communication skills, marketing, and
treatment-planning software. Her “Dental Implant
Awareness Campaign” develops expanded function
implant coordinators, empowered hygienists, and
auxiliary personnel capable of driving exponential
growth to implant practices. She has pioneered the use
of practical applications of CBCT for interdisciplinary
communication and marketing as initiator and
managing director for 17 years of the Forum for
Advanced Dental Studies, averaging 40–50 doctors
monthly for AGD/FAGD and state board CE credits. Her
vast knowledge of dentistry and computers has helped
other speakers with writing and creating lectures and
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you’re missing. And, yes, you will be missing a
lot of pathology without magnification, and
many now consider it the standard of care. In
addition, the biggest benefit of using a properly
fitted pair is improving your posture.
If you’ve tried loupes or a headlight and
were unsuccessful, try again. Remember, you
get what you pay for. Cheap loupes and lights
are made with cheap components and can’t
deliver the same experience or clinical outcome
as a high-quality product. From a financial
perspective, companies that make high-quality,
custom magnification loupes typically have
interest-free payment plans, offer flexible trial
periods, and have reasonable warranty terms.
Bottom line, it’s your body and your career.
What are you willing to do to ensure that your
professional career is healthy, productive, personally satisfying and stimulating, and financially rewarding? The ball’s in your court. RDH
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(including the low-speed motor) and other
devices not permanently attached to air and
waterlines are cleaned and heat-sterilized
according to manufacturer instructions.“
Having the reason along with the checklist
makes compliance more streamlined.
So how are we suppose to incorporate those
changes? Who is in charge of making this hap-
pen? This document really gives you the solu-
tions we have all needed.
An infection prevention coordinator (the sixth
page of the summary) is the key here. They will
be there to make sure that protocols and proce-
dures to be followed. Their duties include:
• Develop and maintain infection preven-
tion and occupational health programs
• Provide supplies necessary for adherence
to standard precautions (hand hygiene
products, safer devices to reduce
percutaneous injuries, personal protec-
tive equipment, etc.)
• Assign at least one individual trained in
infection prevention responsibility for
coordinating the program
• Develop and maintain written infection
prevention policies and procedures
appropriate for the services provided by
the facility and based on evidence-based
guidelines, regulations, or standards
• Facility has system for early detection
and management of potentially infectious
persons at initial points of patient
My friend is right. There are not a lot of
changes in the new documents. But the format
and the concepts are presented in a manner
that makes compliance a simple process. This
document is full of great information and re-
minders on keeping everyone safe. RDH