Search Article 
 
Advanced search 
Official publication of the American Biodontics Society and the Center for Research and Education in Technology
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
PERSPECTIVE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 158-161

Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic in Implant Dentistry Settings


1 Clinical Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Al-Ameed, Karbala, Iraq
2 Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics and Implantology, Department of Prosthodontics, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Mazandaran, Iran
3 Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, University of Al-Ameed, Karbala, Iraq
4 Private Practice, Mazandaran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Moein Hoseini Shirazi
Prosthodontics Department, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Mazandaran
Iran
Mohammed Hussein M Hussein Alsharbaty
Head of Prosthodontics Branch, College of Dentistry, University of Al-Ameed, Karbala
Iraq
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/denthyp.denthyp_119_22

Rights and Permissions

In 2019, Wuhan city of China announced the epidemic of COVID-19 as a public health disaster which has been recognized as an uncommon type of single stranded RNA virus belonging to Coronaviridae family and then quickly spread all over the world. Clinically symptomatic patients are identified as the primary source of COVID-19 transmission. Most of dental procedures require the use of high-speed handpieces which leads to aerosol generation. Implant dentistry is the field of dentistry which deals with prosthetic rehabilitation with minimal aerosol generation ensuring an aseptic surgical environment. There are several decisive recommendations regarding COVID-19 precautions that should be appreciated in implant dentistry. Sharp drills in slow speed drilling machines are preferred during surgery. Regular irrigation with high volume suction is greatly encouraged. Osteotomes are encouraged over ultrasonic devices to minimize the generation of aerosols during surgical procedures. Immediate implants placement is more preferred as the number of visits to the dentists is reduced. Impression techniques should be shifted to the digital approach instead of conventional methods. Full mouth rehabilitation cases requiring complex procedures should be accomplished restrictedly.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed658    
    Printed16    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded67    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal