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Liliana J. Donatelli, MPH, BS
Liliana Donatelli, Bs, MPH
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CFO (Federal Board Of Dentistry in Brazil) 


ABO (Brazilian Dental Association)
APCD (Dental Association for the State Of São Paulo)
ABENO ( Brazilian Association of Dental Educators)

Dental Schools 

USP – Bauru 
UNICAMP- Piracicaba 
UNESP- SJCampos 
UNESP – Araçatuba
São Leopoldo Mandic

Recommendations for Dental Settings in the context of Covid-19 from the Ministry of Health of Brazil

Federal Regulation for Reprocessing Medical Devices RDC 15 (does not include all types of dental settings)


Biofilm on and structural damage of rotary cutting instruments after 5 cycles of clinical use and processing
Francisco Antonio Uchoa-Junior, Terezinha de Jesus Esteves Barata, Lara Stefânia Netto de Oliveira Leão-Vasconcelos, Evandro Leão Ribeiro, Anaclara Ferreira Veiga Tipple

Protein detection by fluorescence of manually cleaned high-speed dental handpieces
Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology (2022), 1–3
Fábio B. Souza DDS, MSc, PhD, Camila Q.M. Bruna PhD , Rosa A.B. Mesiano PhD, Regina M.B. Cicarelli PhD, David Perrett PhD and Kazuko U. Graziano PhD

We analyzed the effectiveness of manual cleaning protocols performed on high-speed dental handpieces, using protein identification by fluorescence. Although one protocol was able to able to lower the amount of protein, >40% of the handpieces showed amounts of residual protein at unacceptable levels.

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COVID-19: a new turning point for dental practice
Braz. oral. res. 34 • 2020
Flávio Freitas MATTOS Isabela Almeida PORDEUS

Recent new zoonotic respiratory viruses have infected humans and led to severe acute respiratory syndrome: severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), influenza A H5N1, influenza A H1N1 and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The first SARS-CoV outbreak took place in 2003, in Guangdong, China. A decade later, another pathogenic coronavirus, MERS-CoV caused an endemic in Middle Eastern countries. The latest pandemic coronavirus infectious disease (COVID-19) has been related to the newly isolated severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). For the first time since the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in the 1980s. Dentistry is facing a new turning point. This critical review aims to discuss the impact of COVID-19 infection on oral health care. In dental practice COVID-19 patients are the main source of infection and symptomatic patients are more contagious. Dentists can be first line of diagnosis of the disease, as they work in close contact with patients and are at the risk of being affected by COVID-19 and all respiratory infections. Several guidelines for dental practice environments have been published by dental associations and regulatory boards. It is already evident that biological, psychological and social effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have present and future impacts on dental practice. Dental schools, regulatory boards, scientific associations, government authorities, and public and private health care services must join efforts to design enduring answers for severe and long-standing viral challenges.
COVID-19; Dentistry; Oral Health; Coronavirus; Health Services

Available at: https://www.scielo.br/j/bor/a/tJf3hchtzNKt46xjjfwyVHj/?lang=en

Biosecurity and dentistry: beliefs and attitudes among dental students regarding infection control
Saúde Soc. São Paulo, v.20, n.2, p.448-461, 2011

Camila Pinelli, Patrícia Petromili Nordi Sasso Garcia, Juliana Álvares Duarte Bonini Campos, Edivani Aparecida Vicente Dotta e Ariele Patrícia Rabello

The aim of the present study was to investigate dental students' perceptions in relation to adherence to Biosecurity guidelines and self-preservation. Nine open questions that approached aspects regarding the issue were asked in interview to 14 dental students who assisted dental patients at the Araraquara School of Dentistry - UNESP. The qualitative methodology was used and the Collective Subject Discourse (CSD) was the methodological strategy for interview analysis. Three methodological figures were obtained: central ideas, key expressions and the CSD itself. The natural collective discourse was obtained. Adherence to Biosecurity protocols was reported, although the students complained that, in the daily routine, the precautions were neglected because they are not practical. Among collective and individual precautions were the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), protective barriers, and disinfection and sterilization processes. Danger of contagion was reported as dreadful by some or as indifferent by others who thought that it was something that could be controlled and minimized by using standard precautions. HIV and Hepatitis B and C were the most feared diseases. Based on the discourses, it is possible to emphasize the need to improve the educational strategies, aiming to motivate adherence to Biosecurity guidelines, which are essential when dealing with dental patients.
Biosecurity; Dental students; Adherence to guidelines; Qualitative Research

Available at: https://www.scielo.br/j/sausoc/a/BxjBQ8MMHpmkd9XDhKYzcxG/?lang=pt 




Brazilian Bulletin for Covid-19 Cases (as of 16th October 2021) (Ministry of Health) 
Reccomentations for Specialized Procedures in the context of Covid-19 Pandemic (Ministry of Health)
CFO-E-book – COVID-19 in Dentistry


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