CDC recently released updated information on how COVID-19 is spread—specifically as it relates to the potential for airborne spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. While this is just an information update and not a guidance update, orthodontic practices would be well advised, according to infection prevention expert Jackie Dorst, RDH, BS, to take heed of the information as they look at their practice’s aerosol mitigation efforts.

In this episode of In the Sterilization Room with Jackie, Jackie provides a breakdown of the physical changes you can make in your practice—from HEPA filters to UV light—and the data you should be tracking, including how many air changes per hour does your HVAC system complete and what is your office’s humidity level. OP