April 13, 2020
by Global News
Dental clinics were among some of the first places to be shut down in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Public Health officials singled out the practice due to its high risk of spreading droplet-spread viruses like COVID-19.
“The practice of dentistry in particular will often actually produce aerosols that place dentists and patients and staff at risk for either transmission or being exposed to COVID-19,” said Dr. Ben Davis, dean of Dalhousie’s faculty of Dentistry.
The transmission through aerosols is especially high risk during even routine procedures, including the use of the dental drill.
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