Dani Botbyl, RDH
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought increased awareness to a topic that was defined decades ago – aerosols in dentistry are a health risk. Fear and abandonment of procedures that have been proven to be beneficial to clients should not be a strategy moving forward. With the right plan in place, dental health care professionals can implement ultrasonics and be very effective control aerosols. Backed by current scientific evidence, this session will help dental hygienists establish the best practices needed now and beyond the pandemic.
- Identify how to sequence ultrasonic procedures to reduce aerosols, droplets and splatter.
- Describe the recommended options for combining pre-procedural rinses, personal protective equipment (PPE) and high-volume evacuation to create the protection required within a practice.
- Discuss the ideal characteristics of an effective Aerosol Reducing Device System, giving consideration to HVE tip + main vacuum unit.