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Dentistry in the Post-COVID-19 World


Covid-19 is a primary infection of the respiratory system causing illnesses whose range of severity is across the board, the persistent ongoing challenge to its clinical management is due to the highly mutative nature of the virus and the potential for rapid spread.

Social distancing, washing hands regularly, and wearing a facemask were some of the measures recommended by WHO to prevent the spread of airborne disease. As countries lift the strict social stay-home protocols and life crawls back to a new normal, every profession with possible human contact will be governed by new rules. The impact of Co-vid-19 on dentistry is ever evolving and newer guidelines are published almost every day.

The Occupational safety and health organization place dentists in the very high exposure risk jobs category and the potential for dental procedures to produce aerosols. As the majority of dental practices are set to open and will continue to remain open in the new post-Covid-19 world, significant changes need to be undertaken to protect patients, dental professionals, and auxiliary personnel.

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