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Changing Perceptions of Pediatric Dental Practice during COVID Era

Faizal C Peedikayil, Sruthi Chandran, K Nithya, Avaneeth Ram

Keywords : COVID-19, Cross-infection, Pandemic, Pediatric dentistry

Citation Information : Peedikayil FC, Chandran S, Nithya K, Ram A. Changing Perceptions of Pediatric Dental Practice during COVID Era. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2021; 15 (2):98-101.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10062-0105

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 26-10-2021

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


Abstract

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) emergence caused a global pandemic-coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) and became one of the most important challenges to the healthcare profession. Adults are more infected while children also show mild clinical course. The risk of transmission of COVID-19 viruses is more for pediatric patients during dental treatments. Oral health prevention during COVID-19 pandemic plays a major role in pediatric patients. Through appropriate behavior management, pediatric dentists can minimize the probability of SARS-CoV-2 cross-infection. Proper care along with infection control strategies and newer approaches of management of children have to be incorporated in the pediatric dentistry after COVID-19 period.


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