Dr. Raghu Puttaiah, DDS

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Dr. Raghu Puttaiah, DDS

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Dr. Raghu Puttaiah received his Degree in Dentistry from Bapuji Dental College, Davangere, University of Mysore, India in 1983. He completed his MPH in Epidemiology and International Health,and a Residency in Dental Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA in 1992 and was awarded the first Johnson & Johnson Medical Inc. Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Infectious Disease Control in Dentistry at UTHSC-SA Dental School under the guidance of Dr. James A. Cottone. Currently, he is a tenured Associate Professor in Diagnostic Science and the Director of Infection Control at Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University System Health Science Center in Dallas, Texas, USA. Prior to his entry into the field of Infection Control, Raghu was extensively involved in Oral Cancer Epidemiological Research. He has been an adjunct faculty at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London. He has conducted numerous research projects in the field of Dental Infection Control and Occupational Safety, dental materials/devices development and testing. He has presented over 90 original research abstracts at international level meetings in dental research. He has published book chapters, research papers, review papers, and columns on Dental Infection Control. His papers are cited by institutions such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Cancer Institute in their documents. He is a reviewer for the Journal of the American Dental Association, BioMed Central and Quintessence. He has been a consultant for over 25 dental industries and has received multiple product development grants from the National Institute for Dental & Craniofacial Research-NIH in the field of dental infection control, specifically on biofouling in dental water systems. He serves on national committees and the ISO Committee on Dental Units. He is also a grant reviewer for the United States Health Resources and Service Administration. Raghu has been an invited speaker on dental infection control and safety in United States, India, Mexico, United Kingdom, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, India and Italy. He has developed a complete program/course on Dental Infection Control and Occupational Safety and has developed a compact disc/DVD/Online Program on this subject. His interest is to develop a complete training program/curriculum for India, China and other developing countries on Dental Infection Control, to provide safe dental care for patients and occupational safety for dental health care providers. He has been a member of the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures since 1993. His ambition in life is to help develop public health educational and model systems for emerging economies and developing countries and introduce new infection control devices and methodologies into India and China. 


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In this video presentation, Dr. Puttaiah will review the essentials of infection control for the dental office.