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Table 2 Proposal of changes to personal protective equipment (PPE), according to level of risk scored for typical dental procedures

From: An innovative risk-scoring system of dental procedures and safety protocols in the COVID-19 era

Low risk Disposable or sterilizable headgear
Surgical mask
Protective goggles
Disposable or sterilizable gown
Double disposable latex gloves
Medium risk Disposable headgear
Disposable/sterilizable visor to remove immediately
Protective respirator (FFP2)
Disposable gown
Double disposable latex gloves
High risk Disposable headgear
Disposable/sterilizable visor to remove immediately
FFP3 / Powered air purifying respirator (PAPR)
Disposable protective suit
Double disposable latex gloves
Cover shoes
  1. PPEs in bold style are those that change from a lower risk category to a higher risk category