Acta Scientific Paediatrics (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Editorial Volume 5 Issue 2

Pediatric Dentistry Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Lakshmi Thribhuvanan*

Pediatric Dentist, India

*Corresponding Author: Lakshmi Thribhuvanan, Pediatric Dentist, India.

Received: January 31, 2022; Published: February 01, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic had made disastrous impacts and aftereffects in different sectors of our society. The virus had not confined to the health sector alone, its impact has fallen as a logged hurdle to the world economy thus creating a greater havoc to humanity [1] Dentistry too is not exempted from the clutches of COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic has forced every individual in adapting in new lifestyle changes and habits for chances of better resistance survival against this deadly pandemic. Pediatric Dentistry practices also required sequential and orderly modifications which could be employed to both the dentist and the patients in the routine dental practice considering the fact that the dental personnel are prone to COVID-19 exposure through saliva and aerosols from the working environment. COVID-19 pandemic is expected to continue for a much longer time than expected. Until the pandemic settles down, dental treatment will be sought out only in times of emergency as when needed [2].


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Citation: Lakshmi Thribhuvanan. “Pediatric Dentistry Amid COVID-19 Pandemic”. Acta Scientific Paediatrics 5.3 (2022): 01-02.


Copyright: © 2022 Lakshmi Thribhuvanan. 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.


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