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Practice Safety/Patient Safety Archived Through 2012
 FAQ - Practice Safety/Patient Safety - Archived Through 2012

 

 

I am looking for information concerning the management of latex allergic patients. Can OSAP send me information or point me in the right direction on how to find it? 

OSAP can provide you with links to several latex allergy resources.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Oral Health Division provides latex allergy information for dentistry, including patients. The information may be viewed at:

http://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/infectioncontrol/faq/latex.htm

The CDC provides additional information at:

http://www.cdc.gov/search.do?

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The Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides information that may be viewed at:http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/latex

The American Dental Association (ADA) has information that may be viewed at:

http://www.ada.org/public/topics/latex_allergy_faq.asp

http://www.ada.org/public/topics/latex_allergy.asp

OSAP provides links to other latex information at: OSAP links: http://www.osap.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=314

Additional resources include:

Latex Allergy Resources: Links For Dentistry: http://www.latexallergylinks.org/dental.html 
American Latex Allergy Association (List Of Latex Free Dental Products): http://my.execpc.com/~alert/dentalprod.html 
Pub Med Abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12572185&dopt=Abstract

 

 

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