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Transmission and Prevention of COVID-19

By Eve Cuny, MS

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Preventing the transmission of COVID-19 in the dental office is a top priority for dental teams during the pandemic. Understanding the mode of transmission, what prevention strategies are effective for airborne diseases, and how to cope with the extended nature of this pandemic are all important in maintaining a safe work and care environment throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.  



  • Explain the difference between direct and indirect disease transmission. 

  • Describe contact, droplet, and airborne precautions. 

  • Understand when it is necessary to enhance standard precautions with elements of airborne precautions. 

About the Author

Eve Cuny, MS
Executive Associate Dean
University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry

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