New mechanisms to control dental procedure spray emissions

Alexandria, Va., USA — Since the onset of COVID-19 the potential risk of dental procedure spray emissions for SARS-CoV-2 transmission has challenged care providers and policy makers alike. The study, “Mechanisms of atomization from rotary dental instruments and its mitigation,” published in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR), found that there are multiple mechanisms for […]

Coronavirus spread during dental procedures could be reduced with slower drill rotation

Dental procedures can pose a high risk of viral transmission because the tools that are used often produce aerosols, which can contain high numbers SARS-CoV-2 virions, copies of the virus causing COVID-19. The aerosols are generated when saliva mixes with water and air streams used in dental procedures. As a result, access to routine dentistry […]