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Assessment of dental health care personnel protocol deviations and self-contamination during personal protective equipment donning and doffing (November 2022 Article 2)
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JADA November 2022

Background.
Dental health care personnel (DHCP) may be at increased risk of exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, the virus that causes COVID-19, as well as other clini-cally important pathogens. Proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) reduces occupational exposure to pathogens. The authors performed an assessment of PPE donning and doffing practices among DHCP, using a fluorescent marker as a surrogate for pathogen transmission.

Keywords.
Masks; eye protective devices; gloves, protective; health, occupational; dental infection control; COVID-19.

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