The highly contagious delta variant is now the predominant strain of Covid-19 in the United States. If that’s elevated your concerns about protecting dental staff and patients from aerosol-spread viruses, you’re not alone.
In response, A-dec recently released a white paper examining aerosol management during dental procedures. This paper reviews evidence-based information about the generation of aerosols and droplets in dentistry, and their potential for transmitting disease. It also presents effective measures to mitigate risk, covering:
- Pre-treatment protocols
- Environmental considerations
- Dental water and air quality treatment
- Instrument adjustments
- Vacuum systems and instrumentation
While there are no perfect source controls to completely contain dental aerosols, the white paper confirms that they can be efficiently captured using High Volume Evacuators (HVEs) and other controls.
Visit A-dec.com to access the white paper and learn more about aerosol management during dental procedures, including improved techniques, work controls, and effective solutions to help reduce exposure risk and increase clean, energized air.
If you have questions or concerns about protecting dental staff and patients from aerosol-spread viruses, talk to your A-dec Territory Manager. Each one of our Territory Managers has earned the OSAP-DALE Foundation Dental Infection Prevention and Control Certificate, making them a trustworthy resource for aerosol management recommendations. In addition, see our related blog post: The Secret Weapon for Fighting Aerosols.
A-dec is here to support you and the dental community with evidence-based knowledge and information—because everyone should have the confidence of knowing their dental environment is as safe, healthy, and well-protected as possible.