Steps to Pre-Operative Dentistry
The COVID-19 crisis has challenged us to rethink how we do things in all areas of life. But when it comes to pre-operative dentistry, given that most procedures require the use of a hand piece and therefore the generation of potentially contaminated airborne particles, this challenge is amplified.
So, what pre-operative steps can dentists take to minimize this risk?
Dr. Anuradha Prakki, Educator in restorative dentistry at the University of Toronto, talks to Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks CDA, about recommended changes to the pre-operative phase of dental treatment. From rubber dams to options for pre-operative rinses, Dr. Prakki gives her thoughts on what dentists can do to protect themselves and their patients and make dental procedures as safe and efficient as possible.
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Until next time!
CDA Oasis Team
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