Ernest A. Lado, Jr., D.D.S.

Ernest A. Lado, Jr.

Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Associate Professor

Phone: 352-273-6857
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  • D.D.S., Georgetown School of Dentistry, 1967

Main Interests

Biological monitoring of table top sterilizer / infection control / hard surface disinfectants.

Over the past 10 years I have:

  • developed and proven a method of evaluating the performance of hard surface disinfectants when used against specific microorganisms. The procedure mimics real life conditions as opposed to laboratory protocols.
  • shown the need for using two test strips when monitoring the performance of table top heat sterilizers.

I have also contributed to numerous Home study CE courses:

  • OSHA Compliance
  • Instrument recirculation
  • Alternative medicine
  • Toothaches
  • Over the counter medications
  • Tooth bleaching
  • Local anesthetics
  • Dentistry and street drugs