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Do Bib Clips Pose a Cross-Contamination Risk at the Dental Clinic?

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted May 31, 2013

Bacterial load on dental bib clips can vary from practice to practice, and bib clips from orthodontic clinics tend to have a significantly greater bacterial burden than bib clips from endodontic clinics. However, the likelihood that bib clip contamination could affect patient outcomes remains unknown.