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Proper Hand Washing Procedures for Dental Assistants in Wisconsin
Hand Washing Technique Specifics for Healthcare Fields
For a Dental Assistant, proper hand washing is essential for assisting with a dental procedure. If the hands are visibly soiled, then washing is necessary. The Center for Disease Control guidelines recommend the Dental Assistant does not wear rings, fingernail polish or artificial nails. Fingernails are kept short and well manicured to reduce pathogens which can harbor in and around the fingernails.
Hand washing is done before and after gloving. “Hands free faucets” are preferred since this minimizes cross-contamination of bacteria, viruses, and other microbes. Wet your hands with running water that is warm and a comfortable temperature. Apply anti-bacterial soap and lather well. Rub your hands vigorously for at least 20 seconds. 20 seconds is how long it takes you to sing Happy Birthday – twice. Make sure each hand washes the other, getting the fingers, between the fingers, the palms, and back of the hands, the nail beds and wrists. Don’t forget your thumbs.
Rinse well, and dry with a disposable towel. Hands must be dried well before gloving. Good hand washing is the first line of defense against the spread of infectious germs.
X-Ray Course Addition to Wisconsin Dental Assistant School Program
Weekend Dental Assistant School now offers a course on dental x-rays. Like our other courses, this radiology course is hands-on, because we know the best way to learn is by doing. In this course, you will gear up and start the process of learning about:
- Patient Positioning
- X-Ray Error Identification
- Endodontic Holders
- Occlusal X-Rays
- Panoramic X-Rays
Along with many valuable radiology skills for use in dentists’ offices, you’ll graduate confident, fully prepared for your new career.
This dental x-ray class is not included in the original ten-week dental assistant course. It is a separate program, completed in a single day. The dental x-ray course is only 3-hours long.