International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2020, Vol. 6 Issue 3, Part A
Orthodontic treatment guidelines during Covid-19 pandemic outbreak: A review article
AUTHOR(S): I Girish Kumar, Raghunath N, Jyothikiran H, Ravi S and Pradeep S
ABSTRACT:The recent spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and its associated coronavirus disease has gripped the entire international community and caused widespread public health concerns. Despite global efforts to contain the disease spread, the outbreak is still on a rise because of the community spread pattern of this infection. This is a zoonotic infection, similar to other coronavirus infections, that is believed to have originated from bats and pangolins and later transmitted to humans. Once in the human body, this coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is abundantly present in nasopharyngeal and salivary secretions of affected patients, and its spread is predominantly thought to be respiratory droplet/contact in nature. Dental professionals, including orthodontist, may encounter patients with suspected or confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection and will have to act diligently not only to provide care but at the same time prevent nosocomial spread of infection. Thus, the aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of the epidemiology, symptoms, and routes of transmission of this novel infection. In addition, specific recommendations for orthodontic practice. Coronavirus continues to spread, now is the time for orthodontic practices to get educated on the facts about the virus and review infection prevention and control procedures to protect staff and patients.
Pages: 39-46 | 522 Views 31 Downloads
How to cite this article:
I Girish Kumar, Raghunath N, Jyothikiran H, Ravi S, Pradeep S. Orthodontic treatment guidelines during Covid-19 pandemic outbreak: A review article. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(3):39-46.