Dentists Struggle to Protect Themselves from Covid-19. Many Buying Extraoral Suction Devices.
Dentists are turning to extraoral suction devices like the AeroShield™ FLOW to help manage bioaerosols. Dental workers are among those who are at the highest risk of getting the virus, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. “We know that prolonged close contact is associated with the transmission of SARS-CoV-2,” said Margaret Scarlett, a dentist and consultant who worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more than 20 years writing infection-control guidelines. ... Dental workers spend a lot of time within 12 to 18 inches of a patient’s face, and their repertoire is chock-full of procedures that create splatter and aerosols. Commonly used teeth-cleaning devices like ultrasonic scalers are well-known aerosol generators, as are the dental drills used in crown procedures and filling cavities. Dr. Froum acknowledged that the changes have added significant expenses to his practice. But at the end of the day, it needs to be done.“That’s just the cost of business for us,” he said.
HEPA vs. ULPA Filter Systems
How Does Filtration Work?
Both HEPA and ULPA filters consist of innumerable tiny strands of randomly arranged borosilicate glass microfibers. Flowing through this vast labyrinth of fibers, particles get filtered out of the air through three main physical mechanisms: interception, inertial impaction, and diffusion.
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Dentists at greater risk than nurses or flight attendants!
Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 puts dental professionals at high risk.
****Airborne transmission puts all dental professionals at extremely high risk. Mitigate that risk with the AeroShield Aerosol Eliminator. Reduce the amount of bioaerosols in your office by capturing the aerosols at the source before they can spread.****
It is therefore extremely important, that the national authorities acknowledge the reality that the virus spreads through air, and recommend that adequate control measures be implemented to prevent further spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, in particularly removal of the virus-laden droplets from indoor air by ventilation.