Coronavirus Disease 2019: Prevention and Safety in the Dental Office

  • Priyanka
  • Sonal Priya Bhansali
  • Sumit Bhansali
  • Yagyeshwar Malhotra
Keywords: Coronavirus, Saliva, Disinfection, Triage

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by a single stranded RNA virus originating from Wuhan China has gripped the whole world and evolved rapidly into a public health crisis. SARSCoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 is abundantly present in nasopharyngeal and salivary secretions of affected patients and is transmitted by droplets, surface contact, fecal-oral route and by aerosolization during procedures. The dental professionals are particularly at risk because of close contact with the patient and exposure to blood, saliva and droplets. Dental professionals must be fully aware of coronavirus spreading modalities, identification of patients with this infection, so present article introduces the essential knowledge about COVID-19 infection and provide recommended management protocols for dental practitioners based on relevant guidelines, research so that dental professional are better prepared to manage  asymptomatic, suspected, and confirmed COVID-19 patients.

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Author Biographies

Priyanka

MDS, Medical officer, Health and Family Welfare Department, Himachal Pradesh, India

Sonal Priya Bhansali

MDS, Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, RUHS College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Sumit Bhansali

MDS, Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, RUHS College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Yagyeshwar Malhotra

MDS (Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics), Consultant Orthodontist, Kangra, HP, India

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DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/0501.04406
Published: 2021-04-25
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Priyanka, Sonal Priya Bhansali, Sumit Bhansali, Yagyeshwar Malhotra. Coronavirus Disease 2019: Prevention and Safety in the Dental Office. IHRJ [Internet]. 2021Apr.25 [cited 2021Dec.3];5(1):RV1-RV10. Available from: https://ihrjournal.com/ihrj/article/view/406

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