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Dental Care Implications in Coronavirus Disease-19 Scenario: Perspectives

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences

Publisher : The journal of contemporary dental practice

Source : The journal of contemporary dental practice, Volume 21, p.935-41 (2020)

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Campus : Kochi

School : School of Dentistry, School of Medicine

Department : Nephrology, Prosthodontics & Implantology, Public Health Dentistry

Year : 2020

Abstract : Aim: The aim of this review is to discuss the implications of COVID-19 on various aspects of dental care. Background: The COVID-19 pandemic had suspended dental practice globally for over 3 months. While dental practice is being resumed cautiously, standard infection control protocols that were traditionally overlooked are now being strictly implemented. Post-COVID-19, dental care is expected to see a drastic change in the way it is practiced. Review results: With a view on the natural history and disease dynamics of COVID-19, this review reports various aspects of dental care, viz., patient triaging, engineering and work practice controls, and administrative, financial, and ethical aspects of dental care during and after COVID-19 pandemic. Current evidence-based recommendations with regard to infection-control practices are discussed. A call for universal oral health care with suggestions regarding integration of medical and health care is also proposed. Conclusion: COVID-19 is expected to be a watershed moment in the field of dentistry. While we expect to see positive changes in safe delivery of dental care, an increase in cost of availing care is imminent. Clinical significance: The practice of dentistry

Cite this Research Publication : Chandrashekar Janakiram, Nayar, S., Varma, B., Dr. R. Venkitachalam, Anil Mathew, Suresh, R., and Puttaiah, R., “Dental Care Implications in Coronavirus Disease-19 Scenario: Perspectives”, The journal of contemporary dental practice, vol. 21, pp. 935-41, 2020.

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