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A protective garment worn by a medical or dental healthcare provider to prevent the spread of infection between the wearer and the patient. An additional impermeable protective covering is also recommended for invasive dentistry which might involve blood or saliva contamination.

Further Reading:

Microbiology and cross-infection control. In Clinical Textbook of Dental Hygiene and Therapy, ed. R. S. Ireland. Blackwell Munksgaard, 2006.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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