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Volume 8 Issue 5 (May, 2020)

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Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) and Prosthodontic Consideration- A Review
Khushboo Mishra, Divya Hegde, Sajan Shetty, Sanjana Shah, Akansha Priya, Sree Lakshmi Reddy

The recent outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 and its associated coronavirus disease has gripped the entire international community and caused widespread public health concerns. Despite global efforts to contain the disease spread, the outbreak is still on a rise because of the community spread pattern of this infection. Dental professionals, including prosthodontists, may encounter patients with suspected or confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection and will have to act diligently not only to provide care but at the same time prevent nosocomial spread of infection. The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of the symptoms, specific recommendations for dental practice are suggested for patient screening, infection control strategies, and patient management protocol. One aspect is, however, getting absolutely clear; practising Dentistry in future (Post-COVID-19 era) is never going to be the same as the Pre-COVID-19 era. Key words: corona, covid-19, dentistry, precaution, prosthodontic consideration

 
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