High Volume Evacuation Systems

HVE Systems

The question is, are there dental procedures conducted in the office that produced biohazard aerosols, airborne particles, or splatter? The next question is, can the procedures be modified to eliminate the aerosol risk? An example would be discontinuing the use of a cavitron and replace it with 100% scaling and no prophy. The final question […]

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Hand Hygiene

Hand Hygiene Hands make up for 68% of cross-contamination in a dental office. Washing hands to produce a decontaminated result takes knowledge, time, and skill. However, the hands must be prepared, meaning fingernails length must not be longer than the tips of the fingers. Nails must not be covered with artificial surfaces. Fingers and wrists […]

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Aerosols Risk

N95 Mask

Biohazard Aerosols, Airborne Particles, and Splatter The following information I have present to the dental profession for many years. I have revised the contents to accommodate changes based on current issues and developments. Please keep in mind, the information is my recommendation for establishing a higher standard when dealing with biohazard aerosols, airborne particles, and […]

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Risky Business – Biohazard Aerosols

A banner was sent to me stating this, “Experts states Dentist have the highest risk of transmitting and contracting COVID-19” Just COVID-19 and just dentist, I asked myself. The fact is dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants are all exposed to everything the patient brings to the office every day. Biohazard aerosols are most common in […]

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Coronavirus Safeguards

Basic safeguards against the Coronavirus Coronavirus is a concern with everyone, especially the healthcare profession. When it comes to dentistry, we do not have the screening resources like the medical profession, so it’s a good idea to review the basics. Hand Hygiene Wash hands with soap and water frequently, more than you usually do. When […]

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