A laboratory comparison of evacuation devices on aerosol reduction.

  title={A laboratory comparison of evacuation devices on aerosol reduction.},
  author={Mary E Jacks},
  journal={Journal of dental hygiene : JDH},
  volume={76 3},
  • Mary E Jacks
  • Published 2002 in Journal of dental hygiene : JDH
PURPOSE Aerosols are defined as airborne particles that range in size from 0.5 to 10 microns (micron). They are produced during ultrasonic instrumentation, but they can be reduced. Irrigant solutions, which produce the therapeutic effects of lavage, also combine with blood, saliva, and bacteria to produce potentially harmful airborne particulates. The American Dental Association (ADA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend utilization of high volume evacuation… CONTINUE READING
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