Emerging Infection Prevention Practices for Use in Dental Practice after SARS-CoV-2

As science and our understanding of the SARS-CoV-2 virus evolves and the pandemic subsides, it is likely that we may find ourselves in an endemic situation where lower levels of this virus exist in the population demonstrating periodic or even seasonal spikes in infection. In this scenario, it may become imperative that new strategies be developed to interrupt the chain of infection. Until such time Standard and Transmission-Based Precaution, including rigorous enforcement of Point-of-Care implementation of Respiratory Hygiene, and adherence to ADA and CDC Guidelines represent the Standard of Care.

In the UK, access online guidelines from www.sdcep.org.uk, www.rcseng.ac.uk and www.fgdp.org.uk.

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