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How was your visit at the dentist

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How was your visit at the dentist

I was shocked at what this gizmo during my trip to the dentist. I highly doubt it scientifically proven to work.
Your thoughts?
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Aerosol suction device ? If they put it right beside the area of operation it'll suck in all the fine aerosol. That's what scientists are worry about with regards to Covid transmission, the really fine aerosol that can travel distances >2m. By reducing it around the source it should drop the risk of transmission, by how many % ... who knows, but the concept makes sense. The device most probably have a HEPA filter/UV light combo in there.
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coilz wrote: Aerosol suction device ? If they put it right beside the area of operation it'll suck in all the fine aerosol. That's what scientists are worry about with regards to Covid transmission, the really fine aerosol that can travel distances >2m. By reducing it around the source it should drop the risk of transmission, by how many % ... who knows, but the concept makes sense. The device most probably have a HEPA filter/UV light combo in there.
Yes it does say hepa on the device but realistically how can the dentist do his artistic work with this covering my face? I think still there will be fine aerosol that will not get sucked. Instead fine aerosol stuck on his gloves, sleeves, picks, the room, etc....
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cristianosham wrote: Yes it does say hepa on the device but realistically how can the dentist do his artistic work with this covering my face? I think still there will be fine aerosol that will not get sucked. Instead fine aerosol stuck on his gloves, sleeves, picks, the room, etc....
It'll be placed next to your mouth/face not interfering with the field of view of the dentist obviously. It's like putting a fan next to you instead of right in front of you. You affect the air flow around the immediate vicinity of the aerosol source, get it before it spreads. Of course it'll not be 100% since nothing is "perfect", but the hope is there is a significant enough reduction. If it's stuck on an object it's no longer an aerosol. That's why the dentist change gloves, change and sterilize all used instruments , spray disinfectant and wipe down surfaces between patients. Some jurisdiction is mandating " settling" time after appointments for aerosols to settle between using each room, the thinking behind it is you wait for the aerosol to fall down with time and gravity and then you can disinfect the surface it lands on. But it's mostly via common sense/logical thinking and not peer review research since Covid aerosol travel/transmission is still new and peer review data is lacking right now. I am sure in a few months/years there will be more and more articles and data coming out with respect to covid aerosol transmission.

Will all these combine to 100% eliminate the chance of possible covid/disease transmission, probably not, since nothing is 100% certain. It's between what's economically feasible and realistically possible to lower the risk enough so things will keep running.
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Anyone know where can we get more information about this equipment? I think it will work.
cristianosham wrote: I was shocked at what this gizmo during my trip to the dentist. I highly doubt it scientifically proven to work.
Your thoughts?
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82 wrote: Anyone know where can we get more information about this equipment? I think it will work.
I am still skeptical, ever experience when they blast air or clean your teeth all this aerosol stuff just explodes like a grenade everywhere. So the suction has to overcome it.
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82 wrote: Anyone know where can we get more information about this equipment? I think it will work.
It's purpose is to suck in fine aerosol the type that floats and travels, big splatter is... big.. so it drops to the ground right away. It's true none of these are certified by any regulatory bodies, or have any data that it'll work. Its more via common sense and logical thinking that if you suck in the fine mist aerosol, you eliminate it from traveling around. Offers a peace of mind too.

Here's a link to a machine that looks similar.
https://www.vaniman.com/product/gold-mo ... l-suction/

edit: you tube video of the ad for product :
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Pretty cool technology! My dentist doesn’t have this... yet I pay a lot of moola for a cleaning Face With Rolling Eyes
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Our insurance has notified us that any covid extra charges the dentist bills us will NOT be covered. They have had ZERO dental or health or travel claims for more than 6 months, no refunds, and yet they have the balls to not cover extra ppe charges. There is so much they don't cover it's hardly worth the premium as it is.
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George613 wrote: Our insurance has notified us that any covid extra charges the dentist bills us will NOT be covered. They have had ZERO dental or health or travel claims for more than 6 months, no refunds, and yet they have the balls to not cover extra ppe charges. There is so much they don't cover it's hardly worth the premium as it is.
Which provider is that?
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Anyone went to see the dentist for a cleaning recently? How was the experience?
Thanks.
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investnewbie wrote: Anyone went to see the dentist for a cleaning recently? How was the experience?
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was pretty much standard. Wear the mask everywhere except on the chair.
Then make you rinse your mouse with peroxide. That's all.
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- stop at door, reception comes to take temperature
- had to answer Covid-19 questions and sign off doc
- I waited while standing, didn't want to sit on chairs
- all staff had mask and face shield
- taken to room, given hand sanitiser, peroxide rinse
- mask off, examination, mask back on
- kept my safety glasses on
- mask off, had 2 fillings with minimum suction
- quick rinse into disposable cup
- mask back on and leave to pay
- noticed only 2 rooms were occupied
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It was alright but they are trying to get me to do twice as many cleanings in a year now vs before, which is annoying because I never have cavities etc and my teeth are always fine. No need for too many cleanings except to empty my pocket book.

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