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ADA Responds to Change From CDC on Waiting Period Length

June 22, 2020
by ADA News


The ADA advises that it is still important to wait before disinfecting patient treatment rooms after aerosol-generating procedures, even though the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently removed a recommendation calling for a 15-minute waiting period in its Guidance for Dental Settings.

“The safety of patients, dentists and dental team members has been and always will be ADA’s utmost concern,” said ADA President Chad P. Gehani.

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