Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, 2020 has been a year of challenges. For dental offices, ensuring a safe, sterile environment and providing protection for both staff and patients is the norm. Now, though, in today’s era of the pandemic it could very well be a matter of life and death.
Dentists, dental assistants, and hygienists wear disposable protective coverings, such as face masks, gloves, and protective eyewear, for every procedure. More often than not, when they remove their protection, it’s coated with a layer of what appears to be dust, but is actually airborne droplets, particles, and microbes that were launched into the air during procedures. Dental offices are notoriously dusty. After a procedure, dental assistants must clean every surface and perform infection control procedures before seating the next patient. Read more