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ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Let’s Clear The Air: Taking Control of the Air Quality In Your Dental Office

Categories: Infection Prevention, Public Health

Author(s): Brett Gilbert

Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Let’s Clear The Air: Taking Control of theAir Quality In Your Dental Office

Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
-Identify the airborne threats to our health that exist in a dental office setting.
-Discover the technologies available that can surgically scrub and recharge the air in your office assuring the best possible air quality.
-Recognize that being unaware of the air quality is not acceptable in the age of the novel coronavirus as the global public is now informed and educated on the threat of dental aerosols and the risk of contracting disease from breathing in a dental office.

Abstract

The dental office environment is well traveled with multiple humans coming and going throughout the day. Dental procedures produce aerosols that can carry bacteria, fungus, virus and create a biocloud that hangs around the office. This biocloud can be a source of respiratory infection and disease. Historically, as dentists, we have been unaware of how poor the air quality in our dental offices is. This is a most crucial subject as we can choose what we eat and drink, but we do not have a choice to take in our next breath. You can not see the quality of your air, but your body is affected by each breath. We must control the air quality in our offices to ensure good health for our patients, our team and ourselves. Never has this been as significant as the post-COVID-19 world we are entering. Patients and the global public are now aware of dental aerosols and air quality and this will evolve into a regulated entity. Fortunately, sophisticated technology is available that can surgically scrub the air in your office. The change in air quality is tangible and noticeable to everyone who enters your space. Learn about my own story of how I went from unaware of my poor air quality, to becoming an ardent supporter of dentists taking control and clearing the air in their workspaces.

Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Surgically Clean Air
 

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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