Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Testing for COVID-19 in dental offices: Mechanism of action, application, and interpretation of laboratory and point-of-care screening tests

Shirazi, S., Stanford, C. M., Cooper, L. F.

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This article proposes implementation of point of care COVID-19 testing within dentists offices to limit potential exposure between oral health providers and patients. Due to the primary methods of transmission, standard prevention measures such as mask wearing and physical distancing are not possible during dental procedures. The author of this paper discusses various COVID-19 testing options that could be implemented in dentistry offices.

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