International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2021, Vol. 7 Issue 1, Part A
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and dentistry
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Siddharth Kumar Singh, Dr. Sunira Chandra, Dr. Vaishali Kesarwani and Dr. Preeti Agrahari
ABSTRACT:SARS-CoV-2 is a member of the family of coronaviruses. The first cases were recorded in Wuhan, China, between December 2019 and January 2020. COVID-19 is a new challenge in modern dentistry. New guidelines are required in dental clinics to avoid contagion caused by cross-infections. Precautionary measures should be applied to control COVID-19 in clinical practice. Several authors have highlighted the importance of tele- triage and/or clinic questionnaires, body temperature measurement, usage of personal protective equipment, surface disinfection with ethanol between 62% and 71%, high-speed instruments equipped with an anti-retraction system, four-handed work, and large-volume cannulas for aspiration. Clinically, the use of a rubber dam is essential. FFP2 (or N95) and FFP3 respirators, if compared to surgical masks, provide greater protection for health workers against viral respiratory infections. Further studies are needed to confirm this.
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Dr. Siddharth Kumar Singh, Dr. Sunira Chandra, Dr. Vaishali Kesarwani, Dr. Preeti Agrahari. Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and dentistry. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2021;7(1):06-09. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2021.v7.i1a.1108