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RESEARCH ARTICLE

A Method for Prevention of Spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in a Dental Clinic

Gejo Johns, Evelyn Sara George

Keywords : Coronavirus, Hand wash, Sterilization, Universal prevention, Waste disposal

Citation Information : Johns G, George ES. A Method for Prevention of Spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in a Dental Clinic. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2021; 15 (1):16-19.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10062-0095

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim: The aim of this study is to give the clinician information related to the prevention of cross-infections in the dental clinic. In a dental office setup, there are high chances of clinician and other noninfected patients to get contaminated by saliva mixed with blood, pus, plaque, and crevicular fluid is often aerosolized and spattered, thus exposing the dental professional to potentially infectious agents mainly the novel coronavirus 2019. Prevention should be made mandatory because microorganisms are always mixed with these body materials and they cause infectious and transmissible disease. In this circumstance, it becomes mandatory for the dental professional to follow the universal precautions and treat every patient safely. Conclusion: The dentist must hence be aware of these precautions and should mandatorily follow the infection control protocol in his dental setup.


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