How would you persuade dental school clinics to let people know theirinfection rates?

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by the zak, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. the zak

    the zak Guest

    How would you persuade dental school clinics to let people know their
    infection rates?
     
    the zak, Mar 5, 2008
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  2. the zak

    Bill Guest


    Can you be more clear in what you mean by "infection rates?"

    For example, dental caries (cavities) is an infectious process. For
    all people who seek help in a dental school clinic due to having
    cavities, their infection rate must be 100% -- or they wouldn't have
    cavities.

    I don't think that's what you meant. Can you define exactly what kind
    of information you seek?

    - dentaldoc
     
    Bill, Mar 5, 2008
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  3. the zak wrote:

    What kind of infection rates--colds and flu?
    "Infection rates" are pretty useless in an outpatient setting unless
    you set strict parameters to measure. Most states have mandatory
    reporting of some infections (say, tuberculosis) but there is no
    assurance that patients will be honest when giving a medical history
    (and dental school will not to my knowledge require elaborate clinical
    testing of incoming patients for infectious or other diseases).
    As far as surgical outcomes, I'm not aware that there has ever been
    routine reporting of postoperative infection incidents in dental school
    based clinics for periodontal, endodontic, or oral surgical procedures.
    If anyone knows anything to the contrary, I would be interested in
    hearing about it.

    Steve
     
    Mark & Steven Bornfeld, Mar 5, 2008
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  4. Bill wrote:

    Hey, how ya been?

    Steve
     
    Mark & Steven Bornfeld, Mar 5, 2008
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