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Live webinar 7/27/20
The CDC’s Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response states “If aerosol-generating procedures are necessary for dental care, use four-handed dentistry, high evacuation suction and dental dams to minimize droplet spatter and aerosols.” Rubber dams are an effective method to reduce aerosol generation during dental care, however some practices find rubber dam use challenging. This webinar will review the evidence for using rubber dams and review techniques for rubber dam placement and use. The use of the rubber dam is more important than ever to provide quality care and maintain safety.
1. Discuss the evidence-base for utilizing rubber dams
2. Emphasize the importance of reducing aerosols during dental care to reduce the spread of COVID-19
3. Demonstrate techniques for placing rubber dams in various scenarios.