The infection control of dental practice in Taiwan

  • Cheng H
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In Taiwan, the compliance rates and importance of infection control toward dentists were much lower than physicians before 1990. The situation has been changed until the occurrence of HIV cross infection between an oral surgeon and his patients in 1990, USA. It causes the dentist to change the way of practice and the attention of dental infection control. In Taiwan, the first paper about dental infection control survey was released in 1998 while the first textbook of dental infection control in Chinese edition was publicized in 1992. In 1995, the Taipei Dental Association was formally established the dental infection control committee, formally extended civil dental infection control. In 2004, the dental global budget of the National Health Insurance began to perform the “enhanced infection control measurements in dental offices,” at a reasonable outpatient visits per person subsidy 30 points. Over the past decade, the implementation of infection control measurements in Taiwan has significant progress. This report will further describe and analyze the progressive results and propose the future direction.




Cheng, H.-C. (2015). The infection control of dental practice in Taiwan. Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection, 48(2), S4.

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