The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its Guidance for Dental Settings as practices across the nation resume operations post-COVID-19. The changes include:
- Dental practices no longer need to wait 15 minutes after finishing the treatment of patients with no COVID-19 symptoms before cleaning and disinfecting the operatory.
- Patients should inform dental offices if they develop symptoms of COVID-19 after receiving oral health care services within 2 days.
- More specific language was added to the Engineering Controls section.
Read more: Guidance for Dental Settings
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