A California orthodontist recently called infection prevention expert Jackie Dorst, RDH, BS, about pre-procedural mouth rinses. Realizing there is a bit of confusion on the role they should play amid the COVID-19 pandemic and how they should be worked into the patient appointment flow, in this episode of In the Sterilization Room with Jackie, she offers a breakdown of the latest guidance on pre-procedural mouth rinse use and how it should be flowed into the patient appointment to maintain social distancing and clinic workflow. 

In addition, with schools reopening, orthodontists are once again seeing patients straight after school—which means patients don’t always have the opportunity to brush and floss before coming to their appointment as has been recommended since the pandemic began. Jackie provides guidance on how to safely re-open your brushing station to accommodate these patients. OP