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Dental bio-aerosol: a silent threat in dental practice

Arief Ichwan, Solachuddin Jauhari (2018) Dental bio-aerosol: a silent threat in dental practice. In: 1st International Congress of Dental and Oral Infections 2018, 7th-9th Sept. 2018, Sakarya, Turkey. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Many dental procedures produce extensive bio-aerosols and splatter that are routinely contaminated with bacteria, viruses, and blood. Dental bio-aerosol has been considered as a potential occupational hazard in dental setting since the aerosolized microorganism from a patient’s mouth during dental treatment procedures may stay airborne for long periods of time and inhaled into the lungs of dental health care workers (DHCW). Reducing the risk of exposure to dental bio-aerosol has become a challenge for DHCW. To date, various infection control reports and procedures have been published to inform and educate dental health care personnel about the importance of practicing adequate infection control. This brief review highlights the potential risks that can be encountered with dental bio-aerosol. Various methods undertaken to control the infection caused by the aerosol are also discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech/Talk)
Additional Information: 5731/67078
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dental bio-aerosol, silent threat, dental
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Fundamental Dental and Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Solachuddin J.A. Ichwan
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2018 09:49
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2018 09:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/67078

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