The Role of Aerosol on the Transmission of Coronavirus and the Impact in Dentistry

May 14, 2020
11:00 - 12:00 (PT)


May 14, 2020 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada). Concerns that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can spread through aerosol have led to closure of dental offices. In the United States, as we begin to re-open our offices to our patients, we are aware that we do not return to a COVID-free world, but to one where we will be treating potential carriers and asymptomatic patients. Dr. Don Milton will explain the role of aerosol in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, analyze the potential measure to prevent virus transmission and answer questions related to virus load in the air and patient risk. Dr. Purnima Kumar, will critically examine the evidence on microbial payload in dental aerosols, methods of reducing bioload at source, mitigating aerosol spread and decreasing microbial contamination.

Learning objectives:
1. Examine the evidence on the source of virus transmission via aerosol and implications to dental offices
2. Examine the evidence that supports the use of several aerosol reduction and mitigation methods
3. Understand the science behind selecting the appropriate PPE based on level of risk, based on the ADA recommendations to return to work

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

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