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PPE Use Minimizes Exposure of Skin, Mucous Membranes

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One major aspect of infection control in dental practice is the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). PPEs are designed to protect the skin and mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, and mouth of health care workers from exposure to blood and other body fluids. Use of rotary dental and surgical instruments, such as handpieces or ultrasonic scalers and air/water syringes, creates a visible spray that contains primarily large-particle droplets of water and could also be mixed with more...
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