Aerosols in the Dental Office: Best Practices for Patient and Practitioner Safety

ce619 Aerosols in the Dental Office introduction
Introduction – Aerosols

As dental procedures and technologies have evolved, the incidence of aerosol-generating procedure (AGE) has increased. Inhalation of airborne particles and aerosols produced during dental procedures may cause adverse respiratory health effects and bidirectional disease transmission. Dental healthcare professionals should be aware of these “invisible” risks within their surgeries and follow recommended infection prevention protocols before, during and after patient care.

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Disclaimer: Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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