Dentistry

Why dentists are prescribing fewer opioids

If you've ever had a root canal or tooth extraction, you might have been handed a prescription for Vicodin or another opioid painkiller to help you recover after your procedure.

Dentistry

Safer dental procedures with new biosafety air curtain device

Researchers at the National Dental Research Institute Singapore (NDRIS) have developed a novel device that aims to limit the spread of aerosols generated during dental procedures, thereby lowering the risk of COVID-19 crosscontamination ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dental mitigation strategies to reduce aerosolization of SARS-CoV-2

Limiting infection transmission is central to the safety of all in dentistry, particularly during the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, yet many dental procedures unavoidably generate aerosols. In the study "Dental Mitigation ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sources of SARS-CoV-2 and other microorganisms in dental aerosols

COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic in March 2020 and given an incomplete understanding of the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 at that time, the American Dental Association recommended that dental offices refrain from providing ...

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