Dental Hypotheses

PERSPECTIVE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 121--125

Prevention of SARS-CoV-2 Spread in Dental Clinic: The Future Challenge in Resuming Clinical Practice


Manjula S1, D. R. Mahadeshwara Prasad2, Chandan S N1, Sahith Kumar Shetty1, Shyam Sundar S1, Shivananda S1 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSSAHER, Mysore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Chandan S N
Reader, Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, JSS Dental College & Hospital, JSSAHER, SS Nagar, Mysuru 570015, Karnataka
India

In the present scenario, the pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is responsible for simple upper respiratory infection to fatal pneumonia and multi-organ failure has become a major public health challenge and a public health emergency of international concern. Apart from secondary and tertiary care, it is very much essential to provide primary care, prevention, and early detection. To prevent the virus from the human-human transmission and to control the situation, the protocols vary at various setups. Due to the uniqueness of dental settings and practice, the risk of cross-infection can be high between patients and dental practitioners. Establishment of strict and effective infection control protocol is necessary owing to the varying sustainability of the virus on different surfaces. The area of concern for a dental professional is the oral cavity and upper respiratory region where the host recipient cell receptor, angiotensin-converting enzyme receptor 2, is present abundantly acts as the host cell entry route for the coronavirus. Dental professionals play an important role in preventing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2; we aim to review the infection control measures in dental practice.


How to cite this article:
Manjula, Prasad DM, S N C, Shetty SK, ShyamS, Shivananda. Prevention of SARS-CoV-2 Spread in Dental Clinic: The Future Challenge in Resuming Clinical Practice.Dent Hypotheses 2020;11:121-125


How to cite this URL:
Manjula, Prasad DM, S N C, Shetty SK, ShyamS, Shivananda. Prevention of SARS-CoV-2 Spread in Dental Clinic: The Future Challenge in Resuming Clinical Practice. Dent Hypotheses [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Apr 15 ];11:121-125
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