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Aerosol Generating Procedures, Fallow Time, and Air Changes
Aerosol Generating Procedures, Fallow Time, and Air Changes / Hour: What You Should Know

The article appeared in Oral Heath Group on April 1st 2021 and has been republished below, by the author, for your convenience. Aerosol Generating Procedures, Fallow Time, and Air Changes/Hour: What You Should Know April 1, 2021 by Joan Hutchings RN, CPN, BA, MSc, MPA This article is based on a review of the literature, personal communications with heating, ventilation and air condition (HVAC) experts, building contractors as well as information obtained from regulatory bodies. The goal is to create awareness on how construction of temporary walls and doors for aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) can cause inadvertent problems with air…

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Canadian dentists need vaccine priority: ‘We’re doctors too’

Dr. Natalie Archer of Archer Dental corporation knows that getting herself and her employees vaccinated against COVID-19 won’t solve everything, but it would be a nice extra precaution. It would also communicate that the province cares about them and values their contributions. As a dentist with three locations in Toronto, Natalie knows the risks firsthand.  She leads other Canadian dentists in a push to get vaccine priority: ‘We’re doctors too’ Dr. Natale Archer at work during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read the latest story in Global News, https://globalnews.ca/news/7590999/covid-canada-dentists-vaccine-priority/

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Take the SAFE Dentistry Inc. IPAC Challenge

Take the SAFE Dentistry Inc. IPAC Challenge and Your office could win a FREE one-year membership to our program! Simply complete the survey on our website. 1. Visit the Safe Dentistry Inc Survey page. 2. Complete the survey and submit 3. Complete the contact information for more details, please include “SAFE Dentistry Inc. IPAC Challenge” in your message (entry form) and submit 4. Our team will contact you within 48 hours to formally receive your entry 5. On December 1, 2020 we will randomly draw three entry forms for the first, second and third prices. 6. We will notify the…

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Preparing and Training Your Practice and Team for Health Inspectors and Labour Board Audits

Preparing and Training Your Practice and Team for Health Inspectors and Labour Board Audits… Would You Pass? Register for this important webinar: http://drurl.org/dbw201111 Promo code: SDLEARN Keeping your team and dental office “safe” and inspection audit savvy has never been more challenging with the rapidly evolving waves of the virus outbreak. Dental offices rely on many team members and training and systems to meet regulatory, IPAC and inspection requirements. How can dentists ensure their dental offices operate and continue to meet guidelines? Dental practices can make use of a preventative program to help them identify the issues that may arise during…

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Implementation of IPAC Standards Through Best Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic

This article, Implementation of IPAC Standards Through Best Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic was penned by our very own Joan Hutchings RN, CPN, BA, MSc, MPA and appeared in the July / August 2020 edition of Oral Health Journal. Infection prevention and control (IPAC) has never been discussed or read about more until now. The pandemic, caused by COVID-19, is having a devastating impact on our world. Will you and your staff carry on business as usual when you reopen? In principle, the answer to this question should be yes but the reality is, the answer will most likely be no….

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A Laboratory Comparison of Evacuation Devices on Aerosol Reduction

by Mary E. Jacks, RDH, MS Dental hygienists are responsible for creating a safe environment for themselves and their patients by implementing all safety recommendations when using an ultrasonic scaling device. To this end, numerous guidelines have been written by various government agencies and professional associations that are designed to protect oral health care personnel from potentially hazardous bacteria. Ultrasonic instrumentation is an accepted method of treatment for a variety of oral conditions. In the practice of dental hygiene, irritant solutions from ultrasonic scaling devices produce the therapeutic effects of lavage; however, the solutions also combine with blood, saliva, and…

Aerosols and Splatter In Dentistry
Aerosols and Splatter In Dentistry

by Stephen K Harrel DDS and John Molinari PhD This research was conducted n 2004 and evidences how many dental procedures create aerosols and droplets as biproducts and these can become contaminated with bacteria and blood. These aerosols represent a potential route for disease transmission. Aerosols and Splatter In Dentistry

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Respiratory Consequences of N95-Type Mask Usage In Pregnant Healthcare Workers, A Controlled Clinical Study

Respiratory Consequences of N95-Type Mask Usage In Pregnant Healthcare Workers, A Controlled Clinical Study This research was prepared by Pearl Shuang Ye Tong, Anita Sugam Kale, Kailyn Ng, Amelia Peiwen Loke, Mahesh Arjandas Choolani, Chin Leong Lim, Yiong Huak Chan, Yap Seng Chong, Paul, Anantharajah Tambyah, and Eu-Leong Yong. This research has been reprinted with permission. Background: Outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases have led to guidelines recommending the routine use of N95 respirators for healthcare workers, many of whom are women of childbearing age. The respiratory effects of prolonged respirator use on pregnant women are unclear although there has been…

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