Protect Yourself, Staff and your Patients
The Corona virus doesn’t stop at the front door of your dental office and therefore your daily work routine is affected as well. It is always important to ensure a safe working environment for your staff, your patients and yourself. But how can this be achieved? Have a look to the following tips and hints.
How to Avoid Aerosol Formation During the Treatment?
As the COVID-19 virus is known to be transmitted via aerosols as well you should generally try to avoid aerosol formation during the treatment and take protective measures. The following gives a summary of recommendations on this:
- Avoid aerosols
- Do not use ultrasound instruments/turbine
- Low-speed working
- Use high-volume suction
- Use multifunctional syringes without air-water-spray (only air or water)
- Use a dental dam
- Before treatment: Oral antisepsis ((H2O2 (1,5 %) or similar, 30 ml for 30 sec.)
Dental Dam Isolation Significantly Reduces Airborne Particules
Recent studies show that dental dam is an important measure to prevent virus transmission. Rubber dam isolation can significantly reduce airborne particles and minimize the production of saliva- and blood-contaminated aerosol or spatter.