Dental Training and COVID-19 Prevention Procedures
"Dentists are blessed with their training, though. We have been trained extensively on managing body fluids and contamination routes. Our profession is unique because we are in such close proximity to patients during treatment. With the fact that we use high speed drills and air/water syringes, we create lots of aerosols. We have been trained on what extra- protection measures we need to apply and know how to avoid or minimize spatter or aerosol-generating procedures. Our dental professionals have always been cautious to avoid touching their own eyes, mouth, and nose."
How has your training helped you (or your friends and family) in preventing the spread of COVID-19? Do you have any suggestions you would like others to know?