Tuberculosis transmission in dental healthcare settings was due to the lack of basic infection control measures, while the risk is acceptable (i.e., similar to the general population) nowadays. Therefore, tuberculosis transmission can be safely prevented wearing gloves and surgical mask and providing regular air changes in the operative and non-operative dental healthcare settings. Precautionary Principle-based measures are implementable when patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis are routinely treated.
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