Diego Fernando López1*, Valentina Rios Borrás2 and David Alejandro Rivera2
1Assistant Professor Orthodontics Graduate Program, School of Dentistry, Universidad
del Valle, Imbanaco Medical Center researcher, Colombia
2Senior Resident, Orthodontics Graduate Program, School of Dentistry, Universidad del Valle, Colombia
*Corresponding Author: Diego Fernando López, Assistant Professor Orthodontics Graduate Program, School of Dentistry, Universidad del Valle, Imbanaco Medical Center researcher, Colombia.
Received: May 19, 2020; Published: June 24, 2020
The knowledge about vitamin D role in human physiology is highly relevant in Dentistry, particularly considering the current world health emergency (pandemia) of the disease known as COVID-19, caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2. The deficiency of some nutrients including vitamins and hormone precursors is a factor predisposing to disease and susceptibility to infections of the respiratory tract. Additionally, in orthodontics, vitamin D is able to increase dental movement and in Implant Dentistry improves osseointegration. The aim of the present review is to provide information regarding COVID-19 and vitamin D role in the immune system and respiratory system, useful for the dental staff to help patients and themselves to take preventive actions to mitigate the consequences of COVID-19 pandemia in near future.
Keywords: Dentistry; Prevention; Vitamin D; SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19
Citation: Diego Fernando López., et al. “Vitamin D: Another Protection Barrier for the Dentist in Times of SARS-CoV-2”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.7 (2020): 79-88.
Copyright: © 2020 Diego Fernando López., et al. 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.