COVID-19 Dental Elf Blogs -3

coronavirus 2 (SARS- CoV-2)

Since the 25th of March we have published a number of dental blogs relevant to COVID-19.

The blogs cover topics such as dental teams’ generic risk of disease, baseline risk of covid-19, asymptomatic patients and the risk of community spread, digital thermometers, mouthwash use, surgical mask types, gown types, eye protection, face shields, PPE donning order, free-standing clean air machines, accuracy of covid-19 diagnostic tests, international recommendations for re-opening or re-structuring dental services and guideline development

  • Blogs published between the 25th March and 17th May 2020 appear  on an a page initially published on the 15th May and are available via this link.
  • Blogs published between the 18th -26th May appear on a page initially published on the 15th May and are available via this link
  • Blogs published since the 27th May   2020 appear here

12th June

Face masks: Extended use and re-use

8th June

FFP3 fit testing accuracy and Covid-19 prevalence update

2nd June

Covid-19: Asymptomatic/presymptomatic and the next patient?

1st June

Face shield studies and droplet contamination


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Derek Richards is the Director of the Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry, Editor of the Evidence-based Dentistry Journal, Consultant in Dental Public Health with Forth Valley Health Board and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Dundee & Glasgow Dental Schools. He helped to establish both the Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry and the Evidence-based Dentistry Journal. He has been involved with teaching EBD and a wide range of evidence-based initiatives both nationally and internationally since 1994.

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