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Study: Dental clinical activities not linked to higher COVID-19 risk

Data from a surveillance program at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine found dental clinical activities were not associated with an increased risk of COVID-19 when practitioners used standard personal protective equipment and participated in comprehensive SARS-CoV-2 surveillance testing, according to the Harvard Gazette. The study, published in JAMA Network Open, was conducted between August 2020 and February 2022. "Our study found that the overall asymptomatic test positivity rate remained low at 0.27 percent," said Sung Choi, Ph.D., an instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology and an author of the study. "Being involved in [dental] clinical activities did not increase the risk of COVID-19; while individuals involved in clinical activities performed a higher number of tests per week on average, test positivity rate remained lower than non-clinical individuals, ensuring safety of both patients and practitioners at clinical settings."

Below is the video of our GKAS Event in May
at the Bayview Ave. School in Freeport

  • GKAS 2022 at the Bayview Ave. School Video Our 2022 GKAS event was held at the Bayview Ave. School of Arts & Science in Freeport, NY. This was our first "in-school" event in the 19 year history of our program as well as the first time we did a combined indoor and outdoor event. The 550 students there received free dental exams, fluoride treatments, sealants, oral hygiene instructions and nutrition education by our 100 volunteers. The Lion’s Club of Long Beach also provided free eye exams. We thank our wonderful Volunteers as well as Dr. Mary Garguilo, Principal of the Bayview Ave. School, Mr. Stanley Bergman, CEO of Henry Schein, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health, the New York State Dental Foundation, Sports Depot, The Long Beach Lion's Club, Fidelis Care, Liberty Dental, and Vivo Entertainment for their help in making this day possible as well as Michael Krien of Patkin Photography for putting together this wonderful video.

 

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