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What is an Aerosol Generating Procedure (AGP)?

 

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What is an Aerosol Generating Procedure (AGP)?

Many dental professionals are seeking clarification on aerosol generating procedures.

The Standard Operating Procedure for Urgent Dental Care Systems sets out in appendix 3, guidance for infection prevention and control in the urgent dental care settings. Included in this is a description of what are considered to be AGP and non-AGP dental procedures. Further information can be found in this glossary of terms, and the guidance on infection and prevention control.