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COVID 19 and Dentistry- Look at the brighter reflection
Poster Title: COVID 19 and Dentistry- Look at the brighter reflection
Submitted on 25 Jun 2020
Author(s): Sonal Kale
Affiliations: Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Pune, Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital Pimpri, Pune
This poster was presented at A part of Public Health Dentistry Day celebration
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Abstract: COVID-19 pandemic has made the whole world go into standstill. The pandemic has affected all the sectors. With the increasing rate, the health care workers are completely pouring their knowledge and skills to tackle this problem and save lives.
Dentistry is a profession which has come into the dark shadow of COVID-19 and has restricted it to a great extent in moving further. Since dental work is focused on the problems in oral cavity so the dentist is ought to be in the highest risk of the disease due to in constant contact with saliva which is reported to be one of the medium of transmitting virus.
Moreover, dental treatments involve the use of aerosol producing procedures which splatters the aerosols in every corner of the dental room. There is a high chance that the patients as well as dentist and his assistant may contract the virus if they happen to treat COVID-19 patient with the traditional infection control measures.
In such scenario, dentist have preferred to restrict their treatments to urgent treatment only.
There is a need for everyone to look into the restrictions the pandemic has set in the dental profession and overcome this with the newer modality of dentistry with respect to infection control measures, type of practice, finances and type of technique.
Summary: COVID-19 has affected all the sectors on this planet. Dentistry though being a healthcare profession has come under the dark shadow of this pandemic. This poster describes how the setback can be turned into great comebacks.References: Izzetti R, Nisi M, Gabriele M, Graziani F. COVID-19 Transmission in Dental Practice: Brief Review of Preventive Measures in Italy [published online ahead of print, 2020 Apr 17]. J Dent Res. 2020;22034520920580.Report abuse »
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