Monthly Archives: October 2020
October 19, 2020
Some provinces require an ACH test and some do not.
Some require adherence to a specific fallow time and some do not.
For the geographical areas that must adhere to a fallow time, the sequence of the operatory turnover and where and when the clinical notes are written is causing some confusion and must be addressed.
A common question is when does the fallow time begin?
The fallow time begins when the clinician and client leave the operatory.
It does NOT begin when the last AGP was performed.
The reasoning is while the client is still in the operatory conversing with no mask there could be a chance for airborne transmission.
October 14, 2020
Air quality has surfaced as a hot topic in the pandemic control measures for dental offices.
Air quality falls under Additional Precautions in a dental office's IPAC Program.
Pre-pandemic, offices were following Routine Practices covering hand hygiene, sharps safety, risk management, and personal protective equipment.
Additional precautions are just that, an addition to the routine practice.
Additional precautions are required during respiratory viral outbreaks such as SARS-COV-19.
Dental services are now categorized as either aerosol gas producing (AGP) or non-aerosol gas producing (NAGP) with each having its own lineup of PPE.
Aerosols have always been a known subject in dentistry.