Volume 7 Issue 4 (July-August), 2021

Review Articles

Covid 19 & Dentistry
Akshun S Gupta, Sameer Makkar, Nisha Garg, Sandeep Gupta, Sachin Goyal

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) rapidly escalated into a worldwide pandemic, creating a global health and economic crisis. It is a novel virus which is distinct from SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, with Chinese horseshoe bats being the most probable origin. Transmission occurs primarily through droplet spread or contact routes. Due to the characteristics of dental settings, the risk of cross infection between dental health care personnel (DHCP) and patients can be very high. In the present review, we aim to summarize some of the important aspects of dentistry in relation to COVID 19.

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