COMMUNICABLE PATHOGENIC ORGANISMS
Two of the most important pieces of knowledge in any conflict are the identity of the enemy and the enemy’s strengths and weaknesses. In the case of oral surgery, the opposition includes virulent bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, and viruses. The opposttion’s strengths are the various means that organisms use to prevent t their own destruction, and their weaknesses are their susceptibilities . The chemical, biologic, and physical agents, By understanding the “enemy,” the dentist can make rational decisions about infection control.