International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2021, Vol. 7 Issue 2, Part D
Changing perception of pediatric dental practice during global COVID-19 pandemic: The new normal
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Yashika Singhal, Dr. Nikhil Srivastava, Dr. Vivek Rana and Dr. Noopur Kaushik
ABSTRACT:The COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the globe and is the greatest challenge faced by mankind today. The impact of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS CoV-2) pandemic has been unprecedented, especially in health care. Overwhelming amount of information flooded the literature to the point that dentists and specialists alike might feel more confused than knowledgeable, which can make decision-making a challenge. Pediatric dental community is no stranger to infection control and to treat patients with highly infectious diseases. With careful planning, modifications, and sound clinical judgment, it is certainly feasible to provide routine care to the patients during the pandemic and serve the community. It is of particular importance for pediatric dentist to take appropriate measures to minimize the risk of infection to their patients, themselves, and other members of the dental team. This review article discusses the risk of COVID-19 infection in children and healthcare workers, especially pediatric dentists, and preventive measures to be taken care of, to avoid the risk of spread of CoV-19 infection.
Pages: 229-236 | 134 Views 9 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Yashika Singhal, Dr. Nikhil Srivastava, Dr. Vivek Rana, Dr. Noopur Kaushik. Changing perception of pediatric dental practice during global COVID-19 pandemic: The new normal. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2021;7(2):229-236. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2021.v7.i2d.1213