COVID-19: Suggestion of Management Algorithm for Dentistry
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Gaziosmanpasa University, Turkey
2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Istanbul Topcular Oral and Dental Health Center, Turkey
3Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Received Date: July 23, 2020; Published Date: August 03, 2020
Aim: COVID-19 disease, first seen in 2019, has spread to many countries and regions quickly, and the number of confirmed deaths and cases continues to increase. Effective infection control can prevent the spread of the virus which would lead to bringing the pandemic under control. As the SARS-CoV-2 virus is present in salivary secretions, the risk of cross-infection in dental health services is high. In this study, a review of and recommendations for preventive measures and treatment procedures that are needed in dentistry in consideration with published studies and guidelines are provide.
Materials and methods: Published studies and guidelines on COVID-19 were evaluated.
Results: A review of and recommendations for preventive measures and treatment procedures that are needed in dentistry in consideration with published studies and guidelines are provide.
Conclusion: During the pandemic, a simplified patient care flow chart was created in dentistry. The measures to be taken during patient care are summarized.
Keywords: COVID-19; Dentistry; Prevention; Cross Infection; Patient Care