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Evidence Based Decision Making in Dental Treatment During COVID-19 Outbreak

Version 1 : Received: 5 June 2020 / Approved: 7 June 2020 / Online: 7 June 2020 (15:44:33 CEST)

How to cite: Mahajan, A.; Asi, K.S.; Kaushal, A.; Bhatia, V.; Mahajan, P. Evidence Based Decision Making in Dental Treatment During COVID-19 Outbreak. Preprints 2020, 2020060102 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202006.0102.v1). Mahajan, A.; Asi, K.S.; Kaushal, A.; Bhatia, V.; Mahajan, P. Evidence Based Decision Making in Dental Treatment During COVID-19 Outbreak. Preprints 2020, 2020060102 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202006.0102.v1).

Abstract

Background: SARS-CoV-2 has resulted in a global pandemic, COVID-19. The disease has spread outrageously from Wuhan, china to rest of the world affecting millions of people. The human transmission is mainly known to occur by aerosols. As almost every dental procedure is associated with aerosol production, oral health care professionals are at a high risk of getting the infection. An attempt has been made to render cohesive practical suggestions for dental professionals amid COVID-19 outbreak. Objectives: The paper aims at providing evidence based information in managing dental patients during this pandemic. Material and Methods: The paper provides a broad overview of predominant findings based on electronic database search regarding COVID-19 outbreak and its effect on dental practice. Conclusion: Dental care should not be neglected due to the pandemic. Thorough knowledge about the disease and its prevention will not only help us in providing care to these patients but will also help in preventing the nosocomial spread of infection.

Subject Areas

COVID-19; COVID pandemic; COVID and dental practise; dental public health; infection control

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