The cumulative COVID-19 infection prevalence rate among U.S. dentists was 2.6% as of November 2020 — lower than the infection rate of other front-line health care professionals, including nurses and physicians “We’re pleased to see that dentists have demonstrated continued low monthly incidence of disease despite several regional and national COVID-19 rate spikes during the study period,” said Marcelo Araujo, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Because many dental procedures generate aerosols, practicing dentistry was originally believed to present a high risk of transmitting SARS-CoV-2 to dental professionals. During the study period, the rate of dentists performing aerosol-generating procedures increased from 92.8% in the first month to 98.4% in the last.
Contrary to the perception in the public, at least 99.7% of dentists use enhanced infection prevention and control strategies in their practice each month. Our office, continues screening patients and staff for COVID-19, disinfecting between patient appointments and encouraging social distancing among patients.
This study and our practical application of what we as a profession have always implemented, reinforces that the dental care sector is up and running safely.
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Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC
ZoAnna Bock, MS, DMD
Hanna Orland, DMD
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 CEO of the ADA Science & Research Institute, chief science officer of the ADA and senior author of the report.