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CATEGORY: ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 21

Impact of covid-19 in dental practice and its management protocol for prosthodontists


V.S.P.M Dental College & Research Centre, Nagpur, India

Date of Web Publication8-Jan-2021

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.306371

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How to cite this article:
Jaiswal P. Impact of covid-19 in dental practice and its management protocol for prosthodontists. J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2020;20, Suppl S1:21

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Jaiswal P. Impact of covid-19 in dental practice and its management protocol for prosthodontists. J Indian Prosthodont Soc [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jan 25];20, Suppl S1:21. Available from: https://www.j-ips.org/text.asp?2020/20/5/21/306371



Introduction: Coronavirus disease 2019, also known as COVID-19, the deadly virus has taken the world to a stage of halt of everything. It has caused a lot of panic and disaster in many parts of the world. To control the Corona virus epidemic has become a huge challenge not only in India but all over the world. It has caused serious health hazards and even deaths among the public worldwide. The World Health Organization has claimed the onset of the novel corona virus pandemic, a public health emergency of International concern. Since the process of antiviral vaccine is still under trial stage so prevention of this infection is very important. Strict infection control protocols are mandatory everywhere to control the further spread of the deadly virus and thus control the epidemic situation.

Methodology: As the principal mode by which people are infected with SARS-CoV-2(the virus that causes COVID-19) is through exposure to respiratory droplets carrying infectious virus. Dental surgeons are more likely to be exposed to such disease, because of their pattern of work and the dental settings and thus chances of cross contamination are higher between patients and dental practitioners. Among dentists Prosthodontists are the ones who are the most affected as they have to deal mainly with the aerosol generating procedures. Therefore, the need for strict and effective infection control protocols is of great importance.

Conclusion: This paper, based on our experience and relevant guidelines and research, introduces basic insight of COVID-19 and nosocomial infection in dental settings and provides recommended management protocols of infection control specially for Prosthodontists for performing both the aerosol and non aerosol procedures in affected areas.






 

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