Are aerosol control devices effective in preventing the spread of dental aerosol?

Boke E. S., Keleş A., Keskin C., Tanrıverdi Çaycı Y., Turk T.

PEERJ, vol.10, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.7717/peerj.13714
  • Journal Name: PEERJ
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: Aerosol, COVID-19, Endodontics, Enterococcus faecalis, Dentistry, Aerosol control devices, BACTERIAL AEROSOLS, REDUCTION
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Background. In dental clinics, aerosols produced from dental instruments have become a matter of concern following breakout of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) evolving into a pandemic. This study compared aerosol reduction systems and in terms of their ability to reduce Enterococcus faecalis (E. faecalis) contaminated aerosol in a simulated dental office set-up.