The tyranny of average and guideline development for PPE

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In this opinion piece Mark-Steven Howe considered the challenges of basing decisions on of average values for decision making when infection is not evenly distributed either geographically nor demographically

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What is the most appropriate gown/apron for preventing Covid-19 contaminated fluids transfer in dental practice?

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Mark-Steven Howe reanalyses a recent Cochrane review on personal protective equipment focusing on the evidence from a primary care rather than secondary care perspective.

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How much extra protection does an FFP3 mask offer in the dental surgery?

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This rapid review suggests that in the clinical environment where high volume aspiration and rubber dam is in use during dental AGP procedures there may be no significant additional benefit in wearing an FFP3/FFP2 or surgical mask.

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