COVID-19 particles can spread through saliva coughed or sneezed, which makes dental practices a high risk.
Equipment, surfaces and clothing need to be thoroughly decontaminated regularly to ensure that any trace of the virus that may have been brought in is removed.
Decontamination will help to ease fears some may have about visiting dental practices. This ensures that those who need to see a dentist can do so without any added risks.
As a medical practice, everything must be done to fulfil the duty of care and to create a safe environment for those who need to visit dentists during the quarantine.