Dental Association on-demand webinar
The information contained in this program was current as of Thursday,
May 14, 2020.
Concerns that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can spread
through aerosol have led to closure of dental offices. In the United States, as
dental offices begin to reopen, 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.
In this course, the learner
Examine the evidence on the source of virus transmission
via aerosol and implications to dental offices
Examine the evidence that supports the use of several
aerosol reduction and mitigation methods
Explore the science behind selecting the appropriate PPE
based on level of risk, based on the ADA recommendations to return to
The views of the presenter(s) do
not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental
This course is free for ADA members and $69 for
Non-dentists and non-members are welcome to take
this course. You’ll be asked for an ADA Login when registering. Creating an
account is free and does not require membership. Follow the links below to
create an account.
can create accounts here.
dentists and dental students, regardless of membership status, have an ADA
number, which functions as your User ID. To retrieve your ID, please visit