Dental Hygiene Infection Control Protocols and Procedures During COVID-19

Michael DiTolla, DDS

July 2020 Course - Expires July 31st, 2023

Web Only

Abstract

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, dental hygienists have the highest COVID-19 Occupational Risk Score of any occupation, including all medical occupations. Ultrasonic scalers create more aerosols that high-speed handpieces, and dental hygienists frequently work without an assistant who could help control the aerosol. This webinar will present challenges and solutions for protecting the most at-risk members of our dental team.

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CREDITS: 1 SI
COST: $0.00
PROVIDER: AEGIS Publications, LLC
SOURCE: Inside Dental Hygiene | July 2020
COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER: CAO Dental

Learning Objectives:

  • Be familiar with the particular challenges facing hygienists, and how to ensure the safest workspace for them
  • Determine an effective and economical method to use protective garment to ensure the safety of hygienists
  • Discuss how an in-operatory vacuum unit can reduce aerosol exposure and return purified air to the room, and how many times per hour it needs to be done

Disclosures:

Dr. DiTolla has received an honorarium from CAO Dental for his preparation and presentation of this program.

Queries for the presenter may be directed to jromano@aegiscomm.com.