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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:


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

Fluent, MT, The Power of Clean: AAMI Regulations for the cleaning and sterilization of dental instruments. Inside Dentistry, May 2018

Fluent, MT, Five Dental Instrument Processing Myth Busters: Sources for Infection Control Protocol Must be Credible, Dental Economics, 11-2017 instrument-processing-myth-busters-sources-for-infection-control-protocol-must-be-credible.html

Fluent, MT, Minimize Risk, Maximize Productivity, Dental Learning, June 2017

Fluent, MT, Roles of the Infection Control Coordinator, Inside Dentistry, June 2017

Fluent, MT, Addressing Antibiotic Resistance in Dentistry: “What can WE do?”
CDC Blog: March 2017

Pawlowski, C, Fluent MT, Considerations for Processing Dental Instruments: Trays Vs. Cassettes, Inside Dentistry, Vol 12, Issue 12, December 2016,

Fluent, MT, A Summary of the ‘Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care’, Dental Economics, May 2016

Fluent, MT, Infection Control for the Startup Practice: What New Dentists Need to Know, The New Dentist Journal, Winter 2015

Fluent MT, Instrument Cleaning: Why, Who, and How? Dental Economics, Nov 2015

Five Infection-Control questions to ask about your Gloves,, July 28, 2015

Fluent MT, The Evolution of Instrument Management and Dental Cassettes, Inside Dentistry, June 2015

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

Fluent MT, Single-Use Disposable Items in the Operatory can enhance infection control, Dr. Bicuspid, January 15, 2015

Fluent MT, Maintaining Dental Unit Waterlines: Best Practices to minimize patient exposure to harmful microorganisms, Inside Dentistry, October 2014

Fluent MT, Sloan WC, Quicker, Easier and Safer Infection Control Products for the Dental
Assistant, Inside Dental Assisting, September/October 2014

Fluent MT, Implementation of Cassettes: A Case Report—Part 1. Dental Economics, July 2014

Fluent MT, Implementation of Cassettes: A Case Report—Part2. Dental Economics, August 2014

Fluent MT, Hand Hygiene in the Dental Setting: Reducing the Risk of Infection, Compendium, Vol. 34, No. 8, Sept. 2013

Fluent MT, Infection Control in the Dental Office: Compliance Revisited, Inside Dental Assisting, Sept/Oct 2013

Fluent MT, Hand Hygiene: Did Mother Really Know Best? RDH, October, 2012

Molinari JA, Fluent MT, Traveling the Instrument-Processing Pathway: First Class or Coach? Dental Economics, March 2012

Molinari JA, Fluent MT. Infection Control Compliance. Inside Dentistry 2011; 7:2-4.

Fluent MT, Molinari JA. Dental Laboratory Infection Control. Inside Dental Technology.
July/August 2011; 2-10.


The Curious Reappearance of Sterile Instruments - Looking Behind the Scenes

Environmental Surfaces Check Up:  Guidelines and Product Considerations

Hand Hygiene:  Taking ACTION to Stay Healthy!

Hand Hygiene Update in Dentistry

Protecting Yourself and Your Patient:  Hand Hygiene Protocols

Review of CDC Infection Control Guidelines in the Dental Health Setting:

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