Open Access Review Article

Covid 19 Gadgets and Equipments for A Dental Clinic-An Overview and Update

Hariharan Ramakrishnan1* and Maniamuthu Ragupathi2

11Professor, Department of Prosthodontics & Implantology, Ragas Dental College &Hospital, Chennai, India ORCID: 0000-0003-4466-5744

2Lecturer, Ragas dental college and hospital, Uthandi, Chennai, India

Corresponding Author

Received Date: December 01, 2020;  Published Date: December 14, 2020

Abstract

COVID-19 is a viral disease caused by a specific variant of corona virus family which had started in Wuhan province of China in December 2019 and became a pandemic now. This virus is of zoonotic origin and continued its spread through human-human transmission. One of the serious suspected route of transmission is through the droplets and also air which makes the dental professional highly vulnerable, who most commonly deal with saliva related treatments and to be therefore, more responsible in avoiding or reducing cross infection/ nosocomial infection. This literature overview provides the information about the current armamentarium and gadgets requirements in a dental clinic so as to enable practicing dentists to follow the preventive protocol recommended for COVID-19 recommended by various dental organisations.

Keywords: COVID 19; Infection control; Dental clinics; Dentists; Air filters; Personal protective equipment

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