REVIEW ON CONTROL OF TRANSMISSION ROUTES OF COVID 19 IN DENTAL CLINICAL PRACTICE- PART 1
Dr. Sunanda Gaddalay, *Dr. Revtee Birajdar, Dr. Anita Kale, Dr. Ruchi Rathi, Dr. Praveen Dhore and Dr. Ajit Shinde
The recent spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and its associated coronavirus disease has gripped the entire international community and has caused widespread public health concerns. Despite global efforts to contain the disease spread, the outbreak remains on an increase due to the community spread pattern of this infection. Dental professionals, can encounter patients with suspected or confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection and may got to act diligently not only to provide care but at the same time prevent nosocomial spread of infection. Thus, the aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of the epidemiology, symptoms, and routes of transmission of this novel infection. In addition, specific recommendations for practice are suggested for patient screening, infection control strategies, and patient management protocol.
Keywords: Corona virus; COVID-19; dental; endodontics; severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2; SARS-CoV-2.
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