WASHINGTON, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The practice of dental safety has been the subject of national news stories recently – in Oklahoma and Rhode Island, and around the country. People are now worried about going to the dentist and getting a disease because of the safety issues highlighted in recent news reports about infectious disease testing of patients from an Oklahoma oral surgeon. These include reports on national news by a former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director and ABC news medical correspondent. (http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/dental-scare-leaves-thousands-risk-hiv-18842993). Most recently, a Rhode Island dental practice has been shut down due to unsanitary conditions. (http://www.boston.com/news/local/rhode-island/2013/04/01/state-temporarily-shuts-down-cranston-dentist/qZGL8hhDCjbKklcnl5NPoM/story.html.)
Dr. Margaret Scarlett (DMD) is a recognized dental infection control expert who can provide expertise from her career as a senior scientist and policy analyst of distinction and a licensed dental clinician. Author of the first CDC infection control guidelines for dentistry, she has lectured nationally and internationally on infection control. She is available for speaking, interviews, presentations and training to discuss the safety of dental practice to the public, dental professionals and other health professionals. Dr. Scarlett has a variety of customized methods and techniques to address these critically important issues for reassuring the public and the profession of the safety of dentistry.
Transmission of infectious diseases to patients from dental offices has been reported in rare situations. These reports highlight the need for constant vigilance in infection control to assure the continued safety of the dental profession and public in receiving oral healthcare. Dr. Scarlett can be relied up to provide expert consultations and advice on infection control, infectious disease transmission, outbreak investigations and risk communication to the public.
SOURCE Scarlett Consulting International