Much Remains Unknown About Managing Dental Aerosols
The American Dental Association (ADA) is warning dental providers about purchasing products designed to disinfect or eliminate dental aerosols, such as air filters and ultraviolet (UV) or UVC lights, as most practices begin to reopen for elective treatment. The ADA asserts there are many unknowns when it comes to managing airflow in a dental office, making it difficult to compare the efficacy of products such as air filters. The organization cites a variety of factors that can impact the effectiveness of UVC lights in sanitizing the air, including the intensity of the light, as well as a lack of research on the safe use of such devices. Read more here.