International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2020, Vol. 6 Issue 3, Part H
Pandemic & prosthodontics
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Mainak Kanti Saha, Dr. Tanya Wadhwani, Dr. Manisha Mulchandani, Dr. Surnhi Bansal and Dr. Sourabh Gupta
ABSTRACT:In last 3 months, COVID-19 has been declared as a pandemic. It is a zoonotic which is believed to have originated in bats and pangolins and later transmitted to humans. Human transmission occurs via respiratory droplet/contact. WHO declared COVID-19 as a pandemic due to the alarming levels of spread and severity in response to the current threat. However despite the extensive efforts, this outbreak is still on the rise due to the community spread. In such a scenario, dental healthcare workers may deal with patients who have suspected/confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection. Prosthodontics stands at an intricate position in Dentistry because of service to Geriatric patients, procedure such as tooth preparation that leads to aerosol generation, involvement of Labs for dentures and crown fabrication and most of treatments requiring multiple sittings. Current article aims to provide brief information pertaining to possible source of spread of COVID-19 in Prosthodontics setup regarding patient management and clinical strategies.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Mainak Kanti Saha, Dr. Tanya Wadhwani, Dr. Manisha Mulchandani, Dr. Surnhi Bansal, Dr. Sourabh Gupta. Pandemic & prosthodontics. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(3):508-512.