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CDC doesn’t address any dental procedures as high risk to HCP. Aren’t all handpiece/ultrasonic procedures high risk for us?



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Using the ultrasonic, air polisher, and even the air water syringe do create a high amount of aerosols. When using this equipment, hygienists should be wearing ASTM level 3 masks. Why the CDC does or does not address something is only something the CDC can answer. 🙂

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They are having a CE course tonight online. I’ll link it below, hopefully it can answer more questions regarding the virus for us.

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