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I've noticed several orthodontists and ortho residents I've shadowed that simply don't wear masks, goggles, or the like while treating patients in the clinic. Does this seem like a cavalier attitude toward infection control? Or is it just not that big of a deal? Curious to hear your thoughts
 

vellnueve

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I'm curious as to what aerosol you think is being produced in the average orthodontic encounter?
 

Warren E. Namel

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I'm curious as to what aerosol you think is being produced in the average orthodontic encounter?
I mean, sure on average most of the time you'd be fine. But it's for that small percent that you wear the PPE. I've seen residents place TADs and removing adhesive with a high speed with no glasses. Sounds like a bad idea