Dental Care for Patients During the Covid-19 Outbreak: A Literature Review

Document Type: Review Article

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1 Depaerment of Implantology, School of Dentistry, San Sebastián University, Santiago, Chile

2 Department of Oral Surgery, School of Dentistry, University of Zulia, Zulia, Venezuela

3 School of Dentistry, Shahed University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Department of Oral Pathology, School of Dentistry, Ingá University Center, Maringa, Brazil

Abstract

In the wake of the rising global prevalence of the novel 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19), there has been much concern over infection control in patients. Due to the characteristics of the dental job, the risk of cross-infection between patients and dental personnel increases. As a result, patients who need dental intervention should consider necessary and preventive care. Therefore, the aim of the present literature review was evaluation the Dental care for patients during the covid-19. It is recommended that patients be screened by phone or video calls as much as possible and that they be questioned about the symptoms of the COVID-19 together with their latest contacts with the COVID-19 cases or hospitalized patients or even regarding their travels to the hearts of the disease. Also, if possible, it is better to examine suspected or confirmed patients with the COVID-19 in airborne infection isolation (AIIRs) or negative-pressure rooms. In conclusion, the protocols presented in this study may be of great help for delivery of dental interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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