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COVID-19 Related Health and Infection Control Practices Among Dentists

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04423770
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 9, 2020
Last Update Posted : July 22, 2021
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cameron Estrich, American Dental Association

Brief Summary:
As dentists begin reopening their practices during a global pandemic, the risk of COVID-19 infection that dentists face in providing dental care remains unknown. Estimating the occupational risk of COVID-19, and producing evidence on the types of infection control practices and dental practices that may affect COVID-19 risk, is therefore imperative. The goal of the proposed study is to understand U.S.-based dentists' health and dental-practice reactions to COVID-19. To estimate this, U.S-based dentists will be surveyed monthly. These findings could be used to describe the prevalence and incidence of COVID-19 among dentists, determine what infection control steps dentists take over time, and estimate whether infection control adherence in dental practice is related to COVID-19 incidence.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Other: No intervention

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 2196 participants
Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: COVID-19 Related Health and Infection Control Practices Among Dentists
Actual Study Start Date : June 8, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 8, 2021
Actual Study Completion Date : June 8, 2021


Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
U.S. dentists
Dentists in the United States
Other: No intervention
No intervention; this is a purely observational study




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. COVID-19 probable or confirmed case [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
    COVID-19 case as confirmed by clinician and/or detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA or a specific antigen in a clinical specimen


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Anxiety [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Assessed using the Patient Health Questionnaire for Depression and Anxiety (PHQ-4). Two items scored 0 to 3 (total score of 0-6), with higher numbers indicating greater anxiety.

  2. Depression [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Assessed using the Patient Health Questionnaire for Depression and Anxiety (PHQ-4). Two items scored 0 to 3 (total score of 0-6), with higher numbers indicating greater depressive symptoms.

  3. Dental practice infection control efforts [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Self-reports of infection control efforts in the respondents' primary dental practices

  4. Dentists' use of personal protective equipment [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Self-reports of personal protective equipment use



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Dentists in the United States
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary dental practice is in United States
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Dentist

Exclusion Criteria:

•Answered "no" to ADA survey sent May 2020 that read "As part of ongoing efforts to monitor the effect of COVID-19 on the dental team, the ADA is interested in collecting data related to infection rates. Would you also be willing to participate in a separate, longitudinal study that would require you to report whether you or your staff have exhibited symptoms of COVID-19, and whether you have been tested or diagnosed? The study would be anonymous and under IRB protocols."


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04423770


Locations
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United States, Illinois
American Dental Association
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Sponsors and Collaborators
American Dental Association
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Cameron G Estrich, MPH, PhD American Dental Association Science and Research Institute
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Cameron Estrich, Health Research Analyst, American Dental Association
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04423770    
Other Study ID Numbers: 20-08
First Posted: June 9, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 22, 2021
Last Verified: July 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Cameron Estrich, American Dental Association:
SARS-CoV-2
COVID-19
survey
dentistry
infection control
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Infections
COVID-19
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Respiratory Tract Infections
Pneumonia, Viral
Pneumonia
Virus Diseases
Coronavirus Infections
Coronaviridae Infections
Nidovirales Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases