Volume 6 Issue 2 (March - April), 2020

Review Articles

Coronavirus - The Menace- A Dentists Perspective
Sukhmanpreet Kaur, Amarpreet Singh Sandhu

Various infectious agents are known to be transmitted naturally via respiratory aerosols produced by infected patients. Such aerosols may be produced during normal activities by breathing, talking, coughing and sneezing. One of the most important concerns presently in public, declared by WHO (World Health Organisation) on Feb 11, is now known as COVID -19 presented in Wuhan, China. The participants in dental practice are exposed to tremendous risk of 2019-nCoV infection due to face to face communication and exposure to saliva, blood, and other body fluids and handling of sharp instruments. Dental professionals play great roles in preventing the transmission of 2019-nCoV. Through this article we emphasize on the global epidemic cause by the menace known as coronavirus from a dentist perspectives and the infection control measures during dental practice to block the person to person transmission in dental clinics and hospitals. Key words: Coronavirus, Dental, Infection, Dentist, 2019-nCoV

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