IĮ "Senamiesčio stomatologikos klinika" implements the project from 20 January 2020

Prevention of airborne transmission of respiratory viruses (COVID-19) in dental services

Objective of the project - develop, through R&D activities, a tool to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to safely provide dental services during a global pandemic.

Use technological tools such as UV-C spectrum 200-280 nm. Laboratory studies have shown that at a dose of 22 mJ/cm² it kills 99 9999% of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in 25s and is effective in reducing human health/occupational risks. Therefore, the use of the above radiation for respiratory disinfection would be an effective way to eradicate the COVID-19 virus and its spread by aerosol means during dental services. Phases of the R & D activities:

- a new method to develop the concept;

- prototyping algorithm written and prototype created;

- a pilot batch is created;

The plan is to develop a product to kill COVID-19 and other viruses at two barriers inside the mouth (either by creating a new product to be placed in the patient's mouth, or by incorporating it into existing products such as a saliva aspirator), and, once the virus has been introduced to the outside of the mouth, by installing the device e.g. in a doctor's protective face shield.

The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Funded as part of the European Union's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Project promoter - Senamiesčio stomatologijos klinika, IĮ Project title - "Prevention of airborne transmission of respiratory viruses (COVID-19) during dental services"

Total value of the project - EUR 859 850,13

European Structural Funds - EUR 816 857,65

The project started on 20 January 2021.

The project will end on 31 January 2022.