Presents coverage of the safety standards and infectious disease prevention in dentistry in five key areas. These are: Microbiology and Disease Prevention Specific to Dentistry, National Guidelines, Recommendations, and Regulations Affecting Dental Practice, Infection Control Techniques in the Dental Office, Environmental Health and Safety in the Dental Office, and Office Communications Regarding Infection Control. The detailed content is augmented at the end of each chapter to assess comprehension and retention of the material. Numerous hands-on procedures are included in the chapters, which hygienists can put into practice immediately. In addition, many charts and forms have been included that may be reproduced for training other members of the dental team.