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Impact of COVID-19 on Dentistry

Minal M Kshirsagar, Arun S Dodamani, Rahul N Deokar, Yogesh Garg, Vrushali R Khobragade, Kamal Garg

Keywords : COVID-19, Dentistry, Novel coronavirus

Citation Information : Kshirsagar MM, Dodamani AS, Deokar RN, Garg Y, Khobragade VR, Garg K. Impact of COVID-19 on Dentistry. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2021; 14 (5):711-714.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2025

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-11-2021

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


Abstract

Pandemic situations always impose devastating aftereffects on communities and cause chronic damaging effects on the healthcare system. Novel coronavirus disese-2019 (COVID-19) which has originated in China (Wuhan) is nowadays an emerging threat to public health across the world. It is spreading worldwide so rapidly and has started infecting people in all possible ways. Several dental care facilities in affected countries are completely closed or have been only providing minimal treatment for emergency cases since the whole lockdown has been announced. However, in some affected countries, they are still providing regular dental treatment. This discrepancy could be because of the dearth of proper awareness, knowledge, protocol, or guidelines.


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