Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 9

Combating COVID-19: A Dentist Perspective

Pranjali V Bawankar1*, Abhay P Kolte2 and Rajashri A Kolte3

1Senior Lecturer, Department of Periodontics and Implantology, VSPM Dental College and Research Centre, Nagpur, India
2Professor and Head, Department of Periodontics and Implantology, VSPM Dental College and Research Centre, Nagpur, India
3Professor, Department of Periodontics and Implantology, VSPM Dental College and Research Centre, Nagpur, India

*Corresponding Author: Pranjali V Bawankar, Senior Lecturer, Department of Periodontics and Implantology, VSPM Dental College and Research Centre, Nagpur, India.

Received: May 27, 2020; Published: August 25, 2020

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Abstract

The current scenario in the world is awfully perilous and insecure because of the world pandemic of COVID- 19.Healthcare workers (HCW) are frontline warriors for prevention and treatment of Coronavirus affected patients. Face-to-face communication and consistent exposure to body fluids such as blood and saliva predispose dental care workers at serious risk for 2019-nCoV infection. As demonstrated by the recent coronavirus outbreak, information is not enough. During dental practice, blood and saliva can be scattered and aerosol production is common. Accordingly, dental practice can be an impending risk for dental staff, and there is a high risk of cross-infection. This article deals with all information collected to date on the virus, in accordance with the guidelines of international health care institutions and provides a comprehensive protocol for managing possible exposure to patients or those suspected of having coronavirus.

Keywords: Coronavirus; Covid-19; 2019-nCoV; Dental Care; Dentistry

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Citation

Citation: Pranjali V Bawankar., et al. “Combating COVID-19: A Dentist Perspective”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.9 (2020): 59-62.



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