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CDC: Only Avoid Aerosol-Generating Dental Procedures for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

July 19, 2021
by ADA


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its COVID-19 Guidance for Dental Settings to remove language stating that dental health care personnel should avoid aerosol-generating procedures for all patients, regardless of their COVID-19 status.

Instead, the CDC states to avoid aerosol-generating procedures in a typical dental operatory only for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, if possible.

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