Virtual HOD Meeting
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Out of an abundance of caution, GDA made the decision to move to a virtual platform for the July House of Delegates meeting on Saturday, July 18.
Updates to CDC Interim Guidelines and the ADA’s Response
The CDC updated their interim guidelines last week citing two changes.
- The 15-minute waiting time after patients prior to cleaning is now consistent with the general healthcare environmental control and based on the formula used for varying air exchanges per hour.
- HEPA filters are described a bit more.
Following the release of this new guidance, the ADA advises that it is still important to wait before disinfecting patient treatment rooms after aerosol-generating procedures, even though the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently removed a recommendation calling for a 15-minute waiting period in its Guidance for Dental Settings.
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