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Coronavirus Transmission In the Dental Setting

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Oral health professionals should remain up-to-date on the coronavirus, and clinical measures to prevent its transmission in the dental setting.

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

  1. Describe the nature of coronaviruses, the types of illnesses they cause, and routes of transmission.
  2. Discuss the estimated incubation period for 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and risk factors for various patient populations.
  3. Explain appropriate clinical responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and what oral health professionals can do to prevent its spread in the dental setting.

This course was issued in April 2020 and expires April 2023. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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