ADA and OSAP Live Webinar: Respiratory Protection in the Era of COVID-19

April 24, 2020
10:00am-11:00am (PT)

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This course will describe the interim recommendations for personal protective equipment (PPE) in dental settings. As an essential component of delivering care that is safe for dental personnel and for patients, PPE selection, fit, and use are critical. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, dentistry has been introduced to a new level of PPE; the respirator. This course will focus on the steps necessary to introduce the use of N95 and other respirators in dental settings. The speakers will provide practical tips for developing the OSHA-required respiratory protection program, including fit-testing, medical evaluation, and training. Different levels of surgical masks and how they compare to N95 respirators will be reviewed. In addition, the course will describe the proper steps for donning and doffing of all PPE.

At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to:
1. Define what type of PPE is appropriate for various dental procedures and understand the proper steps for donning and doffing.
2. Describe the elements of a respiratory protection program
3. Describe the differences between surgical masks and respirators.

The ADA designates this activity as 1 CE credit (pending approval).

NOTE: The platform can accommodate a maximum of 10,000 attendees. A recording of this webinar will be posted on Monday April, 27th by 5pm Central on -- if you cannot attend the live webinar on Friday, please do not register for the webinar but rather visit on Monday.