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Airflow Engineering Controls for the Dental Setting

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A multidimensional approach is key to creating a safe practice environment.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss concerns over the risk of pathogenic transmission in dental settings and agencies or organizations that provide research and guidelines to help ensure a safe work environment.
  2. Describe the hierarchy of controls established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
  3. Explain engineering controls that mitigate the risk of cross-transmission in oral healthcare settings, including those posed by dental aerosols.

This course was issued in November 2022 and expires November 2025. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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