Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Explain the risk factors and basic properties of aerosols generated during routine dental procedures.
  • Describe what types of dental procedures result in significant dental aerosol production.
  • Understand the types of pathogens and resultant illnesses are associated with such aerosols.
  • Differentiate between standard and transmission-based precautions and their utility in the dental office for safe delivery of care.
  • List infection control and aerosol mitigation techniques that may reduce the risk of cross-contamination to patients and dental health care personnel.
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