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Canadian Study Finds Dentists at Lower Risk of COVID-19 Than General Public
A study out of the University of Toronto revealed that dentists are at lower risk of becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2 than the general public. Published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, the study included 644 Canadian dentists across all provinces who completed surveys and mailed in swabs from July to February 2020. The infection rate of dentists was .01% compared to .02% within the general public. Authors suggest the lower risk is due to the availability of high-level personal protective equipment and dentists adhering to preventive measures outside of the dental office. Click here to read more.