Becker’s Dental Review (5/25, Portalatin) reports, “Dentists continue to show lower rates of COVID-19 infection compared to other health professionals, according to a recent study published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.” In monthly surveys of US dentists between June and November 2020, “the cumulative COVID-19 infection prevalence rate” among respondents was 2.6%, with incidence rates between 0.2% and 1.1% each month. For other health professionals, the cumulative COVID-19 prevalence rate ranged from 3.3% to 35.3% in June 2020.
Dentistry Today (5/25) states, “The study is a continuation of the first large-scale report of incidence rates of COVID-19 among dentists in the United States published in October 2020.” The results of both studies “show that prevalence and incidence rates among dentists continue to be very low when compared to the population as a whole and to other healthcare professionals.”
Dimensions Of Dental Hygiene (5/25, Machado) also reports.
Study: US Dentists Have Lower Rates Of COVID-19 Infection Than Other Health Professionals