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COVID-19 Update – Regional Approaches to AGPs

September 17, 2020

Recently, the College received new advice from PIDAC – the Provincial Infectious Disease Advisory Committee – via Public Health Ontario on the treatment of patients when performing aerosol-generating procedures.

PIDAC is now recommending that, in regions of Ontario where COVID-19 transmission levels are ‘not low’, dentists should use precautions when performing AGPs as if their patients were positive – even if they screen negative.

RCDSO Registrar Dan Faulkner and Dr. Michael Gardner spoke with representatives of PIDAC and Public Health Ontario today, September 11, in an effort to get more details.

To view the full update, please click here.

To view more COVID-19 news as it pertains to the dental profession, please click here. 

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