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Volume : 6, Issue : 3, Year : 2020
Article Page : 140-144
A pandemic of novel coronavirus started in China causing pneumonia like acute respiratory syndrome and rapidly spread to other countries of the world. It was declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization. Due to lack of accepted therapies and vaccines, the prevention of COVID-19 infection has become an uphill task. As the infection is associated with human to human transmission and is highly communicable so medical professionals are at greater risk especially dentists who work in oral cavities and are exposed to aerosols. Dental practices and hospitals should utilise the available information and properly execute the recommended management protocols strictly and effectively The purpose of this literature review is to summarize the available information to act as a resource for Dental health care professionals to follow guidelines for safe practice and decrease the risk of transmission of covid-19 among health care professionals during treatment in covid-19 pandemic till any positive outcome of ongoing clinical trials is anticipated.
Keywords: COVID19, Coronavirus, Dental practice, Dentist.
How to cite : Dwivedi H, Kumar S, Jain R, COVID-19 Outbreak: An overview on dental perspective. IP Ann Prosthodont Restor Dent 2020;6(3):140-144
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