How to Prevent the Spread of Infection in Dentistry

In any dental office, it is important to take precautions to prevent the spread of infection. At Surgimac Supply, it is our mission to help you prevent the spread of infection in any setting by providing you with quality disinfectant, sanitization, and personal protective equipment (PPE). Here are four ways our products can help prevent the spread of infection in your dentistry practice.

Girl getting her teeth check by dentist

Respiratory Hygiene/ Cough Etiquette

To minimize the transmission of respiratory pathogens, masks can be a great option for staff to use. They can be especially effective when coupled with cough etiquette techniques like coughing into your elbow. Signage reminding patients of this etiquette can also be beneficial to reduce the spread of infection. 

Dentist chair in a dental office

Regularly Disinfect and Sterilize High Touch Surfaces

Disinfecting and sterilizing patient care items should be a regular practice for every dentist's office, but what about the patient environment? Chairs, doorknobs, pens, and more are all constantly being interacted with by different people. Our Super Sani-Cloth Large Wipes can be a great way to quickly and effectively clean these surfaces.

Dentist looking at teeth with assistant

Use Personal Protective Equipment

Ensuring your staff has sufficient access to PPE equipment like masks, gloves, eye protection, and more can make it more likely that they will use this equipment, thereby helping prevent the spread of infection. Make sure they also have plenty of places to dispose of this equipment appropriately. 

Person washing their hands thoroughly

Maintain Proper Hand Hygiene

Proper hand hygiene is crucial in a dentist's office. Signage can be provided to remind employees of proper handwashing techniques, and an effective antimicrobial soap should always be available.


Don’t risk the spread of infection in your dental practice. Go to Surgimac Supply to find all of the items you need to provide a clean and safe environment for your employees and clients. See our full collection of infection control products here!

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