Here are some examples of the longevity of SARS-CoV-2 in relation to the dental office:
• The virus is viable up to 72 hours after application to plastic and stainless steel surfaces, like the dental chair.
• The virus is viable up to 24 hours on cardboard surfaces, like glove and mask boxes which are commonly kept in the operatory.
• The virus is viable in suspended aerosols up to three hours, like the bioaerosols created during dental procedures.
****The best defense is to use your AeroShield Aerosol Eliminator to remove aerosols before they can get into your operatory. Catch them at the source because once this virus is in the air, it is widely dispersed. Combined with the virus’s ability to live outside the body for long periods of time, this leads to high transmissibility. Keeping the virus out of the air as much as possible is the best way to decrease transmission - use AeroShield Aerosol Eliminator with every patient to reduce levels of bioaerosols in the dental operatory. See more here.****