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Infection Control Considerations for Electric and Air-Driven Handpieces

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A discussion of current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for the use and reprocessing of electric and air-driven rotary handpieces.

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

  1. Briefly describe the basic differences between air-driven and electric handpieces, and ramifications of their use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Discuss infection prevention considerations and guidance for use of dental handpieces in light of SARS-CoV-2.
  3. Explain reprocessing protocols for air-driven and electric handpieces.

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


Belmont Publications, Inc. is an ADA CERP-recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ada.org/cerp. Belmont Publications, Inc. Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023. Provider ID 317924
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