Dental Surgery

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Dental Surgery

Resources regarding dental practice

4  articles in this collection
Written by Kevin Yang Wu 

Special precautions in operative and endodontic dentistry

Pre-procedural mouth rinse is an effective method to reduce the viral loads in oral fluid. Oxidative agents such as hydrogen peroxide are more effective than chlorhexidine. Dentists should minimize AGPs (Aerosol Generating Procedures). If AGPs must be performed, additional precautions should be taken: Rubber dam isolation 4-handed technique with the use of low and high-volume […]

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04/05/2020

Special Precautions in Dental Emergency

Patient screening is critical: epidemiological risk factors and clinical symptoms (fever and respiratory tract symptoms) should be asked. Measuring the temperature with contact-free forehead thermometer is recommended. Standard protective measures (universal precautions) are not effective enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Special precautionary measures should also be taken. Level 2 PPE is required for […]

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04/05/2020

Special Precautions in Oral Surgery

Pre-procedural mouth rinse is an effective method to reduce the viral loads in oral fluid. Oxidative agents such as hydrogen peroxide are more effective than chlorhexidine. Panoramic radiography is an appropriate alternative during the outbreak, since intraoral x-ray can stimulate saliva secretion and coughing. Absorbable suture is preferred over non-absorbable For simple extraction, treat the […]

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04/05/2020

PPE requirement for Aerosol Generating Medical Procedures

The recommendations for Minimum Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) depend on several factors: Procedure-related factors: AGMP (Aerosol Generating Medical Procedure) or non-AGMP Patient-related factors: symptomatic or asymptomatic COVID-19 test results: COVID positive, negative or unknown Asymptomatic patients undergoing AGMP should be screened for COVID-19 before the procedure, since the PAPR [Powered Air-Purifying Respirator] is required in […]

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04/03/2020