Aerosols Generated during Endodontic Treatment: A Special Concern during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

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Description: The aims of this study were to investigate aerosolized microorganisms generated during endodontic emergencies and nonsurgical root canal therapy (NSRCT), to assess the spread of airborne microbes, and to verify the spatial distribution of airborne microbial spread.

  • Describe the primary transmission route of COVID-19 aerosol spread.
  • Recognize relationships between dental procedures and the risk of aerosol spread.
  • Examine the impact of COVID-19 on how dental care is delivered.


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1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available

Mason Bahador, DMD

Rayyan A. Alfirdous, DMD

Theeb A. Alquria, DMD,*‡

Ina L. Griffin, DMD,*

Patricia A. Tordik, DMD, FICD,*

Frederico C. Martinho, DDS, MSc, PhD*

Dr. Martinho is currently a Clinical Professor in Endodontics at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in Endodontics from the State University of Campinas UNICAMP), São Paulo, Brazil, and the University of Washington. He served as a faculty member at the State University of São Paulo (UNESP), Brazil. He has lectured nationally and internationally and published over 90 scientific articles in peer-reviewed Journals. He has received Journal of Endodontic Publication awards and an honorable mention in 2017, 2018, and 2022. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics, and a reviewer for numerous Endodontic and Dental Journals.  He is the 2022 recipient of the Educator Fellowship Award from the American Association of Endodontists Foundation (AAEF).   

I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company or in any firm beneficially associated therewith that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.