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June 30, 2021 News DentistryNews

Researchers Detect Methods to Reduce Aerosols During Dental Cleaning

by Lisa Aubry, Loma Linda University Health

Dental researchers have found the combined use of a high-volume evacuator (HVE) with an intraoral suction device significantly reduces the amount of microbial aerosols generated during a dental cleaning procedure, according to new research. The study, conducted by a team of

May 26, 2021 News DentistryNews

Study: Most Aerosol Droplets in Dental Procedures From Irrigation Tools, Not Saliva

by ADA

Patient saliva was found not to be the major source of the microbes in aerosols generated during dental procedures, according to Ohio State University researchers, who analyzed the genetic makeup of the organisms detected in aerosols. The findings, published May

Aerosol Generating Procedures
April 1, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Aerosol Generating Procedures, Fallow Time, and Air Changes/Hour: What You Should Know

by Joan Hutchings RN, CPN, BA, MSc, MPA

This article is based on a review of the literature, personal communications with heating, ventilation and air condition (HVAC) experts, building contractors as well as information obtained from regulatory bodies. The goal is to create awareness on how construction of

Aerosols in Dentistry The bacterial contamination of the room air during an AIRFLOW® treatment
October 13, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Aerosols in Dentistry: The Bacterial Contamination of the Room Air During an AIRFLOW® Treatment

by Marcel Donnet, Klaus-Dieter Bastendorf, Magda Mensi, Adrian Lussi

Abstract Dentists and scientists, supported by EMS, have measured bacterial contamination of room air during an AIRFLOW® treatment in two scenarios (without and with special protective measures). Although the results of this investigation cannot be transferred analogously to a possible