Aerosols in Clinical Dentistry Post COVID-19
The global COVID-19 pandemic continues to be the dominant topic of discussion and debate in the oral healthcare community and the world at large. The virus’ impact on clinical dentistry has been profound; it has also been fraught with changing and often conflicting information, particularly in regard to patient and practitioner safety during aerosol-generating procedures.
Join Michael Glick, DMD, and special guests Mark Wolff, DDS, PhD, Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry; and Richard Niederman, DMD, professor and chair, Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion at New York University College of Dentistry, and Co-Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for QED as they address and discuss the available information and sift through the chaff to illuminate best practices.
- Review scientific research on aerosols pertaining to dentistry.
- Discuss the conflicting opinions of the WHO, the CDC, and the ADA regarding utilization of this science within the profession of dentistry.
- Describe the approach in critical thinking that must be utilized in this situation in order to form your own opinion regarding this global controversy.