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As an advocate for open policy discussions, I'm always willing to engage. However, it becomes challenging to have productive conversations when there's a lack of understanding in basic science. If you're unfamiliar with how N95s function, especially against viruses, I encourage you to watch this informative video. Expanding your knowledge, even if you hold different views on masking, will undoubtedly enhance your future engagements and present you as more well-informed.

Jerome Adams - Purdue Health Equity Director

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The Astounding Physics of N95 Masks


What does the March 1 updated CDC guidance mean for my dental practice?

Dr Bicuspid | March 4, 2024

OSAP Launches 2024 Webinar Series Elevating Infection Prevention and Safety Education

OSAP | February 1, 2024

Dental unit waterline safety: What is (and isn't) going well 

RDH | November 29, 2023

2024 IPC Collaboration Webinar Series

APIC | October 2023

Occupationally Acquired HIV Infection Among Health Care Workers — United States, 1985–2013

CDC MMWR | January 9, 2015 / 63(53);1245-1246

Structural Damage and Microbial Contamination of Rotary Cutting Instruments After 5 Years of Use and Processing 

J Am Dent Assoc; 2023 Jun 1; 154 (6)495-506; FA Uchoa-Junior, TJE Barata, LSNO Leão-Vasconcelos, et al

NIOSH Revokes PHE Approvals For Respirators

NIOSH CA 2023-1059 | May 16, 2023

Efficacy of Surgical Masks Versus N95 Respirators for the Prevention of COVID-19 in Dental ... 

Cureus | April 16, 2023

   
News Updates

4 cosmetic procedures linked to infectious outbreaks

Becker’s Clinical Leadership | April 28, 2024

A Community Guide Systematic Review: Digital HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Interventions

NIH | February 15, 2024

Syndemic Approach Needed to Address HIV Disparities among Transgender Women

HIV.gov | January 29, 2024

Global HIV Programme: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

WHO | January 24, 2024

Update Your Dental Office Infection Control Standards

Dental Learning | January 21, 2024

Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Adults and Adolescents with HIV: What’s new in the Guidelines?

HIV.gov | December 6, 2023

National HIV/AIDS Strategy (2022-2025)

HIV.gov | December 1, 2023

450 Patients at Massachusetts Hospital Possibly Exposed to Hepatitis and HIV

NTD News | November 17, 2023

Key interventions to prevent and control infections among people who inject drugs

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control | November 7, 2023

Needlestick injuries in dentistry: Time to revisit

JADA | September 2023

ADASRI survey focuses on waterline infection control

ADA News | August 15, 2023

Needlestick Injuries Among Dental Healthcare Workers: Etiology and Management 

J Am Dent Assoc; 2023 Aug 1

Suspected Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Associated With Procedures Performed Under ... 

Infectious Disease Special Edition | June 2, 2023

Updated Hand Hygiene Recommendations From SHEA/IDSA/APIC - Infectious Disease Special Edition

IDSE | April 5, 2023

APIC: Masks Are A Critical Public Health Tool In Preventing The Spread Of Respiratory Infections

APIC | February 17, 2023

FDA Proposes Individual Risk Assessment for Blood Donations, While Continuing to...

HIV.gov | January 27, 2023

OSAP premieres updated, digital version of “If Saliva Were Red”

OSAP | January 24, 2023


Episode 55: OSAP Highlights and Update on Respiratory Diseases
Episode 54: Medical Dental Interaction: The Future is Now
Episode 53: Long COVID,  Acquired Immunity, End of the PHE
Episode 52: January 2023: COVID, FLU, RSV
Episode 51: November 2022 Clinical Update
Episode 50: October 2022 Clinical Update
Episode 49: September 2022 Clinical Update
Episode 48: Treating Patients Living with HIV+ (Part 2)
Episode 47: August 2022 Clinical Update
Episode 46: Treating Patients Living with HIV+ (Part 1)
Episode 45: July 2022 Clinical Update
Episode 44: June 2022 Clinical Update
Episode 43: May 2022 Clinical Update
Episode 42: March 2022 Clinical Update
Episode 41: February 2022 Clinical Update
Episode 40: January 2022 Clinical Update
Episode 39: December 2021 Clinical Update
Episode 38: November 2021 Clinical Update
Episode 37: October 2021 Clinical Update
Episode 36: September 2021: Your Questions Answered
Episode 35: August 2021 Clinical Update
Episode 34: July 2021 Clinical Update
Episode 33: June 2021 Clinical Update
Episode 32: May 2021 Clinical Update
Episode 31: Your Questions Answered - Part 2
Episode 30: The Race to Vaccinate & Returning to “Normal”
Episode 29: Clinical Update + Sharing the Vaccine Conversation with patient
Episode 28: The Downward Trend in Cases, Children's Oral Health, and Long-Hauler
Episode 27: Your Questions Answered
Episode 26: Immunology 101, Update on Reported Variants, & Aerosol Containment Practices
Episode 25: Asympomatic vs. Pre-symptomatic, Vaccine Update, and Variant Strain Effects
Episode 24: Protecting yourself Outside the Practice & the Role of Dentists in Vaccination
Episode 23: Cases on the Rise, Promising Early Vaccine Results & Impacts of Mask-Wearing
Episode 22: ADA Supports Point-Of-Care Testing & Vaccination in Dental Offices
Episode 21: CDC Update - 'Aerosol' vs. 'Airborne' vs. 'Droplet' Transmission & Protection
Episode 20: Dentistry as Essential Care
Episode 19: What To Do If Your Office Has An Outbreak
Episode 18: New Isolation Guidance & Precautions from the CDC
Episode 17: Exploring Airborne Transmission of Coronavirus
Episode 16: Best Practices for Infection Control From OSAP & DentaQuest
Episode 15: Measuring the Rebound in Patient Volume & Clinical Update
Episode 14: Clinical Update, Understanding Asymptomatic Transmission Risk
Episode 13: ADHA Interim Guidance & A Review of Air Purification Systems
Episode 12: A Primer on the CDC’s Interim Guidance
Episode 11: Clinical Update & Working Effectively and Safely with Your Dental Laboratory
Episode 10: Making Sense of Aerosol Management
Episode 9: OSHA Update & Reorganizing Your Office to Help Your Patients Feel Safe
Episode 8: Returning to Practice: A Walkthrough of the ADA’s Guidance & Aerosol Management
Episode 7: Clinical Update with Dr. Reznik
Episode 6: Your Questions Answered by Dr. Reznik
Episode 5: My Office is Closed. Now What? A Guide for Dentists & Team Members
Episode 4: Coding for Teledentistry
Episode 3: HR Guidance & Legislative Updates
Episode 2: Managing Your Practice's Financial Health in a Crisis
Episode 1: Practice and Patient Safety During a Pandemic
   

 
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