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The Role of Aerosol on the Transmission of Coronavirus and the Impact in Dentistry (Recorded Webinar)
The Role of Aerosol on the Transmission of Coronavirus and the Impact in Dentistry (Recorded Webinar)
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American 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 will:

  • 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 work


The views of the presenter(s) do not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental Association.

This course is free for ADA members and $69 for non-members
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