Dental and Oral Care Under Clouds of COVID-19

  • Sumit Garg
  • Shivani Gupta
  • Rajesh Kumar Gupta
  • Preety Gupta
Keywords: COVID-19, Dental Practice, Infection Control

Abstract

Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) made the headlines after its initial breakout in Wuhan, China in December 2019 . Viral by genome, lethal by nature, strongly contagious by character, it succeeded in making a new chapter in everyone’s life in a very short span making it a pandemic. Despite the extensive efforts to limit its effects we stand at a point where more than 50 million people have lost their lives battling COVID. Its widespread growth has raised many concerns for global health, particularly health professionals and dentists precisely. As dentists are more prone to get affected in the course of their occupation, this review is an attempt to briefly summarize the virus and various protocols to be practiced by the dentists in their practices to protect their own health.

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Author Biographies

Sumit Garg

Senior Lecturer, Department Of Periodontics, Guru Nanak Dev Dental College & Research Institute, Sunam

Shivani Gupta

Senior Lecturer, Department of Pedodontics , Guru Nanak Dev Dental College & Research Institute, Sunam

Rajesh Kumar Gupta

Reader, Department of Oral Medicine And Radiology, Swami Devi Dyal Hospital And Dental College, Barwala

Preety Gupta

Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Swami Devi Dyal Hospital and Dental College, Barwala

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DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/0411.02394
Published: 2021-02-24
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Sumit Garg, Shivani Gupta, Rajesh Kumar Gupta, Preety Gupta. Dental and Oral Care Under Clouds of COVID-19. IHRJ [Internet]. 2021Feb.24 [cited 2021Apr.18];4(11):SC1-SC3. Available from: https://ihrjournal.com/ihrj/article/view/394