Publications

Online Education

Fluent, MT, CDC and the Practice of Dental Hygiene: A Review of the 2003 Guidelines and the 2016 Summary, Western Schools Home Study Course. 2017; 1-32. Available for purchase at:
https://www.westernschools.com/ce-course/dental-ce-course/cdc-and-the-practice-of-dental-hygiene-a-review-of-the-2003-guidelines-and-the-2016-summary-4430.aspx

Publications

Fluent MT, Jacobsen PL, Hicks LA, Considerations for Responsible Antibiotic Use in Dentistry, Journal of the American Dental Association, Vol 147, Issue 8, Aug 2016
https://jada.ada.org/article/S0002-8177(16)30409-3/abstract

Fluent, MT, The Power of Clean: AAMI Regulations for the cleaning and sterilization of dental instruments. Inside Dentistry, May 2018 https://www.aegisdentalnetwork.com/id/2018/05/the-
power-of-clean

Fluent, MT, Five Dental Instrument Processing Myth Busters: Sources for Infection Control Protocol Must be Credible, Dental Economics, 11-2017
https://www.dentaleconomics.com/articles/print/volume-107/issue-11/science-tech/5-dental- instrument-processing-myth-busters-sources-for-infection-control-protocol-must-be-credible.html

Fluent, MT, Minimize Risk, Maximize Productivity, Dental Learning, June 2017 https://www.hu-friedy.com/sites/default/files/2018-
01/Minimize%20Risk%2C%20Maximize%20Productivity%20Marie%20T.%20Fluent.pdf

Fluent, MT, Roles of the Infection Control Coordinator, Inside Dentistry, June 2017
https://www.aegisdentalnetwork.com/id/2017/06/roles-of-the-infection-control-coordinator

Fluent, MT, Addressing Antibiotic Resistance in Dentistry: “What can WE do?”
CDC Blog: https://blogs.cdc.gov/safehealthcare/addressing-antibiotic-resistance-in-dentistry-what-can-we-do/ March 2017

Pawlowski, C, Fluent MT, Considerations for Processing Dental Instruments: Trays Vs. Cassettes, Inside Dentistry, Vol 12, Issue 12, December 2016, https://www.hu-friedy.com/sites/default/files/Trays%20Vs.%20Cassettes%20Fluent%20Pawlowski%20Inside%20Dentistry%20Dec%202016.pdf

Fluent, MT, A Summary of the ‘Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care’, Dental Economics, May 2016
https://www.dentaleconomics.com/articles/print/volume-106/issue-5/science-tech/a-
summary-of-the-summary-of-infection-prevention-practices-in-dental-settings-basic-
expectations-for-safe-care.html

Fluent, MT, Infection Control for the Startup Practice: What New Dentists Need to Know, The New Dentist Journal, Winter 2015 https://www.thenewdentist.net/library/pdf/infectioncontrol-
for-the-startup-practice.pdf

Fluent MT, Instrument Cleaning: Why, Who, and How? Dental Economics, Nov 2015
https://www.dentaleconomics.com/articles/print/volume-105/issue-11/science-
tech/instrument-cleaning-why-who-and-how.html

Five Infection-Control questions to ask about your Gloves, DrBicuspid.com, July 28, 2015
https://www.drbicuspid.com/index.aspx?sec=log&itemID=318244

Fluent MT, The Evolution of Instrument Management and Dental Cassettes, Inside Dentistry, June 2015 https://www.aegisdentalnetwork.com/id/2015/06/the-evolution-of-instrument-management-and-dental-cassettes

Fluent MT, Hand Hygiene Compliance in the Dental Setting: A guide to creating a sustainable hand hygiene protocol, Inside Dentistry, Volume 11, Issue 3, March 2015 https://www.hu-friedy.com/sites/default/files/Fluent_Inside%20Dentistry_Hand%20Hygiene_0315.pdf

Fluent MT, Single-Use Disposable Items in the Operatory can enhance infection control, Dr. Bicuspid, January 15, 2015 https://www.drbicuspid.com/index.aspx?sec=log&itemID=317083

Fluent MT, Maintaining Dental Unit Waterlines: Best Practices to minimize patient exposure to harmful microorganisms, Inside Dentistry, October 2014
https://www.aegisdentalnetwork.com/id/2014/10/maintaining-dental-unit-waterlines

Fluent MT, Sloan WC, Quicker, Easier and Safer Infection Control Products for the Dental
Assistant, Inside Dental Assisting, September/October 2014
https://www.aegisdentalnetwork.com/ida/2014/10/quicker-easier-and-safer-infection-control-products-for-the-dental-assistant

Fluent MT, Implementation of Cassettes: A Case Report—Part 1. Dental Economics, July 2014 https://www.dentaleconomics.com/articles/print/volume-104/issue-
7/features/implementation-of-cassettes-a-case-report-part-1.html

Fluent MT, Implementation of Cassettes: A Case Report—Part2. Dental Economics, August 2014 https://www.dentaleconomics.com/articles/print/volume-104/issue-
8/features/mplementation-of-cassettes-a-case-report-part-2.html

Fluent MT, Hand Hygiene in the Dental Setting: Reducing the Risk of Infection, Compendium, Vol. 34, No. 8, Sept. 2013 https://www.hu-friedy.com/sites/default/files/M8606%20Fluent%20Hand%20Hygiene%20Article%20Compendium%200913.pdf

Fluent MT, Infection Control in the Dental Office: Compliance Revisited, Inside Dental Assisting, Sept/Oct 2013 https://www.hu-friedy.com/sites/default/files/IMS-
472%20Fluent%20Article%20Inside%20Dentistry%201013.pdf

Fluent MT, Hand Hygiene: Did Mother Really Know Best? RDH, October, 2012 https://www.hu-friedy.com/sites/default/files/M6204_IMS_Fluent_RDH_Mother%20knows%20best_1012.pdf

Molinari JA, Fluent MT, Traveling the Instrument-Processing Pathway: First Class or Coach? Dental Economics, March 2012 https://www.dentaleconomics.com/articles/print/volume-
102/issue-3/feature/traveling-the-instrument-processing-pathway-first-class-or-coach.html

Molinari JA, Fluent MT. Infection Control Compliance. Inside Dentistry 2011; 7:2-4.
https://www.aegisdentalnetwork.com/adn/id/2011/09/infection-control-
compliance?page_id=458

Fluent MT, Molinari JA. Dental Laboratory Infection Control. Inside Dental Technology.
July/August 2011; 2-10. https://idt.cdeworld.com/courses/4530-
Dental_Laboratory_Infection_Control

Webinars:

The Curious Reappearance of Sterile Instruments - Looking Behind the Scenes  https://www.vivalearning.com/member/classroom.asp?x_classID=3559

Environmental Surfaces Check Up:  Guidelines and Product Considerations https://events-na8.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1120425868/en/events/event/shared/1130315930/event_landing.html?sco-id=2279987055&_charset_=utf-8

Hand Hygiene:  Taking ACTION to Stay Healthy! https://events-na8.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1120425868/en/events/event/shared/1130315930/event_landing.html?sco-id=2203235742

Hand Hygiene Update in Dentistry https://www.vivalearning.com/member/classroom.asp?x_source=DENTREK&x_classID=2944

Protecting Yourself and Your Patient:  Hand Hygiene Protocols https://events-na8.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1120425868/en/events/event/shared/1130315930/event_landing.html?sco-id=1146872892

Review of CDC Infection Control Guidelines in the Dental Health Setting: https://vivalearning.com/member/classroom.asp?x_classID=3256

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