Summary - Infectious diseases in oral care practice
A large number of infectious diseases are known to be contagious in the setting of oral care practices. Apart from the 'home-garden-and-kitchen' diseases such as colds and flu-like variants, in a number of cases it concerns extremely contagious or sometimes very serious infectious diseases. Both the team of dental care providers and the patients can contract an infection during or following dental treatments. With the standard measures for infection prevention in oral care practices, the risk of infection around the treatments is reduced to an acceptable level and only in a limited number of cases additional protective measures need to be taken to prevent infections.