The American Dental Association recommends providers use the highest level of PPE available in coordination with goggles or a face shield, when interacting with patients. In this guidance, the ADA outlines the different types of PPE and the associated level of protection they offer. NCOHC has also attached supporting research and evidence.
Please note: the attached documentation is only intended to serve as a reference guide and does not necessarily reflect the sole recommendation or advisement of the NC Oral Health Collaborative. It is up to the individual provider and team to determine best approaches to PPE based on most current research and guidance from agencies such as the ADA, CDC, OSHA, and OSAP.