Results: 36

For: dental workforce

Pre-treatment mouthwash to reduce patient to dentist infections

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This Cochrane review of the effects of preprocedural mouth rinses used in dental clinics to minimise incidence of infection in dental healthcare providers included 17 RCTs. The studies measured only reduction in level of bacterial contamination in aerosols with no studies evaluating viral or fungal contamination.The evidence was of low or very low certainty.

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Dental students, Depression and Covid-19

Medical students are less likely to seek professional support despite higher levels of mental illness. 

In this blog Mark-Steven Howe takes a look at two recent systematic reviews relating to depression in dental students. One review looked at levels of depression before the covid pandemic and one investigates depression during the pandemic.

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COVID-19 Dental Elf Blogs – 5

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Since the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus just over a year ago we have published a number of dental blogs relevant to COVID-19. The blogs cover topics such as dental teams’ generic risk of disease, baseline risk of covid-19, asymptomatic patients and the risk of community spread, digital thermometers, mouthwash use, surgical mask types, gown [read the full story…]

Humoral immune response to SARS-CoV-2 in Iceland

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In another one of our Covid-19 blogs Manas Dave looks at an intersting study from Iceland looking at the changes in antibody levels within the first 4 months after SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Dental risk and precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic

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In this blog Manas Dave takes a look at another review of the risk and precautions for dental setting during this COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 transmission risk and protective protocols in dentistry

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In this blog Manas Dave looks at a review of the risk of transmission of COVID-19 during dental treatment and pathways and protective protocols to minimise this included 39 papers. While helpful the review has some limitations and our unserstanding of both the disease and its management continues to change rapidly.

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COVID-19 Dental Elf Blogs -4

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This blog pulls together a number of our blogs on COVID-19 publishing since July. We also include links to our other COVID-19 relevant blogs published since March 2020.

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Aerosol generating procedures: minimising production during dental procedures

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This Cochrane rapid review of the effectiveness of methods used during dental treatment procedures to minimize aerosol production and reduce or neutralize contamination in aerosols. While the studies suggest a reduction in the levels of bacterial contamination the quality of the studies means the evidence is of low certainty.

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Saliva in the diagnosis of COVID-19

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Saliva has been suggested as having potential diagnostic value in COVID-19 patients. In this blog Manas Dave looks at a recent review of the subject which included 28 studies.

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