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Aerosols in Dentistry: The Continuing Story of Respiratory Protection 
Presenter: Mary Govoni, CDA, RDA, RDH, MBA Release Date: 5/17/21
Credits: 1 CEU, Free Self-Study Expiration Date: 5/17/27
AGD Subject Code: 148 Reviewed: 2024        

All through the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, dental professionals have struggled with the issue of exposure to airborne infectious disease. Supplies of surgical masks and respirators have been in short supply. Guidance from regulatory agencies has been confusing at times. And dental practices want to provide care for their patients in a safe environment. This CE webinar will discuss the latest OSHA regulations and CDC guidance for respiratory protection during aerosol-generating procedures as well as the provide an update on all types of respiratory protection, training requirements and creating a respiratory protection plan for a dental practice.

Upon completion of this CE webinar, participants will be able to:
• Describe the differences between masks and respirators and the ASTM classification of masks
• Identify procedures that are aerosol-generating and what respiratory protection is required
• Identify engineering controls that help to contain aerosols
• Discuss how COVID-19 vaccines affect safety regulations and requirements
• Implement a respiratory protection program for a dental practice   ( disclaimer , AGD PACE Statement )

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