CORONAVIRUS & DENTISTRY: EMERGING AND FUTURE CHALLENGES A REVIEW
*Dr. Neha Vaid, Rajeshwar Chawla, Ruby Bansal, Reva Bembi, Neetu, Deepak Goyal
A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is associated with human-to-human transmission. Given the widespread transmission of Corona and reports of its spread to health care providers dental professionals are at high risk for nosocomial infection and can become potential carriers of the disease. In dental settings risk of cross infection can be high between patients and dental practitioners due to the face-to-face communication and the exposure to handling of sharp instruments, saliva, blood, and other body fluids. This article highlights the clinical features, etiology, transmission and management of COVID-19 and provides recommended management protocols for dental practitioners and students in potentially affected areas.
Keywords: Aerosols, Dentistry, Coronavirus.
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