Professor, Dean Postgraduate Dental Studies, Peshawar Dental College, Peshawar, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Fazal Ghani, Professor, Dean Postgraduate Dental Studies, Peshawar Dental College, Peshawar, Pakistan.
Received: March 20, 2020; Published: June 08, 2020
The substantial knowledge of virology related to the epidemiologic characteristics, clinical spectrum, and treatment has made it possible for the dental healthcare personnel, to continue working safely by implementing efficient strategies to prevent, control and stop the spread of COVID-19. Despite this, the current COVID-19 outbreak necessitates we must be constantly aware of infectious threats that may challenge our infection control regimen in the dental settings, our preparedness for the provision of dental health care services and dental teaching and education. The infection prevention and control strategies to be adopted must have an evidence base and should follow the recommendations from the local and international centers for disease control and infection prevention and control according to the epidemic situation. The current epidemic outbreak emphasizes the need for improving the infection prevention and control strategies in the dental settings, adoption of alternative learning strategies for students and the need for further research on the ways for responding to such future contagious diseases.
Keywords: COVID-19; Emergency Dental Practice; Dental Education
Citation: Ghani F. “Corona Virus Disease - 2019 (COVID-19) - Planning for Emergency Dental Practice and Dental Education”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.7 (2020): 16-21.
Copyright: © 2020 Ghani F. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.