The course provides you with an understanding of the various types of
micro-organisms, their role in spreading infectious disease and how they
can be controlled. This general introduction to microbiology, includes a
description of the various types of micro-organisms and infectious diseases, and considers micro-organisms in the context of dental practice. The dental hygienist must be aware of and take the necessary steps to control infectious micro-organisms present in that environment. Information is provided so that the student will have a greater appreciation of the rationale, as well as improved understanding and knowledge of the procedures necessary to prevent disease transmission and cross infection.