Thoughts on a preprocedure rinse for the dental patient

By David Rice, DDS, clinical editor

May 15, 2020 -- I am hearing from so many dentists and dental team members as their practices begin to open back up in the wake of the closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, or as they continue to plan for their reopening.

One of the biggest questions I have been asked is about preprocedure rinses for the dental patient and what I plan to do when my upstate New York dental practice reopens. I've done quite a bit of research on the topic, and I believe my practice will focus on an old friend of the dental industry: chlorhexidine.

Why? Check out the video below for my thoughts, as well as some of the things I've learned through my research to help me, my dental team, and my patients stay as safe as possible.

The comments and observations expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the opinions of, nor should they be construed as an endorsement or admonishment of any particular idea, vendor, or organization.

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