Glenhaven Dentistry

Saliva is NOT a big source of aerosol droplets

June 1, 2021
Posted By: Denver Eslinger

A recent Ohio State University study published in the Journal of Dental Research found that 0.1% to 1.2% of microbes in aerosols distributed throughout the room during dental procedures were from saliva, while 78% were from irrigants.  The findings suggest dental procedures pose a low risk for transmission of SARS-CoV-2, and support results of a study in the Journal of the American Dental Association, which found a COVID-19 positivity rate of less than 1% among dentists. 

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