Which states are safest from COVID-19? January 22, 2021 -- The health of the economy relies heavily on whether people in the U.S. feel safe to return to work, shopping, and other activities as the nation tucks into its second year of the pandemic. As more people get vaccinated, more states will lift COVID-19-related restrictions. Discuss
Are you performing aerosol-generating procedures safely? January 18, 2021 -- The risk of exposure to infections such as SARS-CoV-2 from aerosol-generating procedures appears low in open plan clinics where there are several feet of distance between bays, according to a study published online January 6 in the Journal of Dentistry. Discuss
Can you use dental drills safely during the pandemic? January 8, 2021 -- Drilling at lower rotation speeds and eliminating the use of dental drills that use both air and water could significantly reduce the spray of aerosols, which may contain SARS-CoV-2, according to a study published on December 16 in the Journal of Dental Research. Discuss
Trained dentists in Calif. can give COVID-19 vaccines January 6, 2021 -- Dentists in California can give COVID-19 vaccines to patients if they complete all required training programs and follow state and federal guidelines, according to the California Department of Consumer Affairs.