Face Shield Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Face shields play an important role in clinical protection against COVID-19 transmission, particularly during dental procedures that create large particles and droplets.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain the use and benefits of face shields as adjuncts to personal protective equipment during dental care.
- List agencies that provide recommendations and standards pertaining to face shields in clinical practice.
- Describe the limitations of face shields when used during aerosol-producing dental procedures.
This course was issued in February 2022 and expires February 2025. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.