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Evolving Perception of a Pediatric Dentist Post-COVID-19

Sakshi Jain, Tanya Batra, Shivani Mathur, Vinod Sachdev

Keywords : COVID-19, New normal, Pediatric dentistry

Citation Information : Jain S, Batra T, Mathur S, Sachdev V. Evolving Perception of a Pediatric Dentist Post-COVID-19. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2021; 15 (3):156-159.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10062-0115

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 27-01-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Abstract

Everything in the world was going beautifully until the arrival of coronavirus in December 2019, which marked the beginning of reshaping the world. Dentistry is greatly affected during this pandemic as dentist and dental assistant are at greater risk of coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) infection because they deal with the oral fluids. Pediatric dentists are at even higher risk as the rate of transmission from children to adults is more than that of transmission from adults to adults. There is a change in practice of pediatric dentistry that will soon be considered as the new normal. Sterilization and disinfection was done before COVID also, but now protocols will have to be followed even strictly. Although the treatment remains the same, approach toward it has to be changed.


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