8th Edition of International Conference on Dentistry
and Oral Health

August 24-26, 2023 | Virtual Event

August 24-26, 2023 | Online Event
ICDO 2018

Jaime Alonso Yrastorza

Jaime Alonso Yrastorza, Speaker at Oral Health Conferences
Colorado Oral-Maxillofacial Surgeon, Retired, United States
Title: Prevention of Healthcare Asssociated Infections (HAI) As Promoted At Two Target Public, Funded Hospitals of the Philippines and A review of Incidental HAI, risk to Dental Practitioners & Patients


For the past several decades, hospitalized patients have been known to risk developing infections unrelated to their presenting chief complaints or symptoms. The World Health Organization (WHO) identify those happenings as Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI); and, they are ominously regarded to be the most frequent adverse incident in healthcare, worldwide.
These occurrences arise from the invasion and multiplication of harmfully opportunistic micro-­?organisms such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites that are not normally present within the body at the time of hospitalization. Their propagation may be enabled by the patient’s own health status or by a maze of factors that may be attributable to mal-­?conditions of the facility itself, to the prevailing behavioral culture of in-­?house healthcare providers, employee staff, and, even those of the visitors. When HAI develop, the additional intrusion to a patient’s presenting disease compounds the diagnostic and therapeutic interventions; it increases the risk in morbidity and, in alarming frequency, may lead to death. Notably, this shared environment may also prevail to invade patients receiving care   and,   by cross-­?contamination,   the staffs at other healthcare  settings  such  as  free-­?standing  facilities  for  ambulatory care  or    out-­?patient  care  that include  dental  offices  and  their complex of providers. Encouragingly, at a 2005 WHO First Global Patient Safety Challenge conference, studies reported a rise in success rates at restraining HAI  in  developed  countries.    However,  the  same  uplifting  HAI-­? containing  view  is  not  yet  shared  by  low-­?  to  middle-­?income countries. Interestingly, while review of contemporary dental literature conjures  an  increasing  awareness  of  HAI-­?risks  by  the  dental profession, the practitioners, the staff and their patients may yet benefit  from  added  studies  on  the  factual risks  from  cross-­? contamination of invasive micro-­?organisms in a dental setting and adoption  of  a  universally-­?standardized  policy  and  protocol  on containing HAI-­?risks.


Jaime Alonso Yrastorza was born in the Philippines and since 1950 resides in the U.S. He graduated with a B.A. from University of Minnesota Duluth in 1953; and, in 1957 received a D.M.D. from Wahington University School of Dental Medicine. In 1961, completed M.S. in Oral-­‐Maxillofacial Surgery  from Gerogetown University with associated residency training at the D.C. General Hospital and NIH-­‐granted research in ‘Histological Investigation on the Use of Polyurethane Polymer in the Treatment of Experimentally Fractured Mandibles of Dogs.’ Until 1963, he served as Chief of Oral Surgery VA Hospital, Leavenworth, Kansas. Thereafter maintained a private practice in Oral-­‐Maxillofacial Surgery, Wheat Ridge, Colorado untill his retirement in 1995. In the interlude he became a
-­‐ Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
-­‐ Fellow, International College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
-­‐ Fellow, American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
-­‐ Fellow, American College of Dentists