Multilevel infection control steps are needed to provide safe and effective care when using dental ultrasonic units.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the risks posed by dental aerosols, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Explain strategies that can minimize cross-contamination risks from dental aerosols, particularly while using ultrasonic scalers.
- Discuss the infection prevention advantages of maintaining a high-volume evacuation device within close proximity of the ultrasonic tip.
This course was issued in August 2022 and expires August 2025. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.