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Interview: “The number of dentists treated for IPF was 23 times higher than expected”

By Dental Tribune International
October 11, 2019

The health and safety of dental practitioners is an important topic. When a number of dental professionals were diagnosed with the commonly fatal condition of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) at a single Virginia clinic, researchers from West Virginia University School of Dentistry and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) wanted to find out more. In an interview with Dental Tribune International, Dr. Randall Nett from the Respiratory Health Division at NIOSH spoke about the research and current developments.

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