Aerosol Generating Procedures and their Mitigation in International Dental Guidance Documents - A Rapid Review

Janet E. Clarkson, Craig Ramsay, Derek Richards, Clare Robertson, Magaly Aceves Martins, CoDER Working Group

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Abstract

The aim of this rapid review was to assess how dental aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) were defined in international dental guidelines, what mitigation processes were advised and whether they were linked to COVID-19 epidemiology. The specific objectives were:
• Assess how aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) are defined and classified in international guidelines
• Identify what AGP mitigation is advised for both COVID and non-COVID patients
• Report recommended time gaps (fallow periods) between treating COVID and non-
COVID patients in the same surgery following provision of AGPs
• Identify any mitigating factors that allow reductions in the length of fallow periods.
• (Assess whether there is a relationship between COVID-19 epidemiology and World Bank income status with PPE provision – to be reported later).
• (Assess the quality of linked evidence to recommendations – currently in progress to be reported later).
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCochrane Oral Health
Number of pages69
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2020

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