International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2020, Vol. 6 Issue 2, Part J
Pediatric dentists consideration for Covid-19 in children: Review article
AUTHOR(S): Zuhair Al-Nerabiah, Muaaz Alkhouli, Mohannad Laflouf and Mahmoud Abdul-Hak
ABSTRACT:As of June 2020, over 6 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 (Corona virus) infection and nearly 400 thousand Covid-19-related deaths have been reported by the World Health Organization globally. Covid-19 may occur sporadically in communities or may be transmitted within families or hospitals. The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases among healthcare workers has been increasing. Covid-19 may also spread through aerosols generated during various dental treatments, resulting in transmission between patients and dentists. As Covid-19 cases have also been reported among children, pediatric dentists are at risk of Covid-19 infection. This review discusses Covid-19 infection in children and healthcare workers, especially pediatric dentists, and considerations pertaining to pediatric dentistry since the risk of Covid-19 transmission from an infected patient may be high due to the unique work environment of dentists (aerosol generation).
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How to cite this article:
Zuhair Al-Nerabiah, Muaaz Alkhouli, Mohannad Laflouf, Mahmoud Abdul-Hak. Pediatric dentists consideration for Covid-19 in children: Review article. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(2):628-630.