Volume 8 Issue 7 (July, 2020)

Review Articles

Repercussions of post-Covid situations in world dental practice- A Review
Bhushan Thakkar, Anshu Singh, Pooja Agroya, Archana Agroya, Bhushan Thoke, Pritee Rajkumar Pandey

Dentistry is facing its darkest hour yet, with the growth and spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. Dental surgeons are at the highest risk of contracting and transmitting the Coronavirus, alongside paramedics, nurses, and other healthcare workers. Due to the characteristics of dental settings, the risk of cross infection between dental health care personnel (DHCP) and patients can be very high. Several dental care facilities in affected countries have been completely closed or have been only providing minimal treatment for emergency cases. However, there is lack of universal protocol or guidelines regulating the dental care provision to handle such a pandemic. This lack of guidelines can on one hand increase the nosocomial COVID-19 spread through dental health care facilities, and on the other hand deprive patientsí in need of the required urgent dental care Guidelines for dental care provision during the COVID-19 pandemic were developed after considering the nature of COVID-19 pandemic, and were based on grouping the patients according to condition and need, and considering the procedures according to risk and benefit. In this review, we have outlined various guidelines; which will help in the management of dental care around the world during and after this COVID-19 pandemic. Keywords Covid-19, SARS CoV-2, Nosocomial Infection, Dentistry, PPE.

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