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Aerosols in the Dental Office: Best Practices for Patient and Practitioner Safety

Course Number: 619

Personal Protective Equipment and Barriers

Barrier methods to mitigate aerosols and contamination have been demonstrated to be effective in reducing infection rates and aerosol spread.118 Utilization of recommended personal protective equipment was high throughout the pandemic and it is proposed that this adherence to governmental and association recommendations was, in part, responsible for the lower than expected rates of disease transmission among dental healthcare workers.26,27