Minimally Invasive Dentistry
Five months on from the onset of COVID-19 and dental offices are still wrestling with the demands of tightened infection control protocols, not least the management of aerosol generating procedures. But what about previously established methods of treating caries in a conservative, preventative way that minimize the use of the high-speed hand piece?
Dr. Anuradha Prakki is an educator in restorative dentistry at the University of Toronto with a special research interest in Minimally Invasive Dentistry. In conversation with Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks CDA, Dr. Prakki explains how COVID-19 is challenging dentists to think more in terms of Minimally Invasive Dentistry. She outlines the benefits and effectiveness of the minimally invasive approach, and highlights some of the materials and tools available to dentists.
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CDA Oasis Team