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छाया मिलान उत्कृष्टता के लिए टिप्स और ट्रिक्स (पहुंच का 1 वर्ष)

$150.00 / year

Dental professionals are routinely exposed to aerosols generated by a variety of dental instruments. These aerosols contain potential pathogens and represent serious health risks to the professional.

Description

Speaker: V. Kim Kutsch DMD

Topic: Controlling the Dental Aerosols

Dental professionals are routinely exposed to aerosols generated by a variety of dental instruments. These aerosols contain potential pathogens and represent serious health risks to the professional. The high-speed turbine handpiece is the most obvious aerosol generator, but other instruments like sonic and ultrasonic scalers, hard tissue lasers, and even the air water syringe also contribute significant aerosols. To address the risks from these aerosols, dentistry has adapted universal precautions for infection control and personal protective equipment recommendations. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, current PPE recommendations include an appropriate rated respirator or mask for the procedure, face shield, head cap, long sleeved gown, gloves and shoe coverings to reduce the exposure and potential spread of infectious diseases. These help protect the professional from exposure, but do nothing to minimize the potential pathogenicity or control of the origin of the aerosol during the procedures. This program will present strategies to reduce the health risk of the dental aerosol with pre-procedural rinses and also controlling the aerosol with extra-oral vacuums.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Upon completion, participant will be able to discuss the health risks for dental professionals from dental aerosols.
  2. Upon completion, participant will be able to describe appropriate PPE measures and additional strategies to reduce disease transmission from dental aerosols.
  3. Upon completion, participant will be able to implement simple universal dental aerosol strategies.

Teaching Method: 1 hour lecture