Recommendations based on International Guidelines for Safe Dental Practice During Covid-19

Authors

  • Ashutosh Kumar Singh Department of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Nepal
  • Manoj Humagain Department of Periodontics, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Dhulikhel, Nepal
  • Nikita Khanal Bharatpur Samudayik Hospital Bharatpur, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jnspoi.v4i1.30900

Keywords:

Clinical guidelines, COVID-19, dentistry

Abstract

The shutdown of dental practices after the announcement of COVID-19 has been implemented worldwide. Aerosol generating procedures and face to face contact with the patients put dental professionals at highest risk of disease transmission. There is a looming risk of increasing severity of dental conditions and burden on treatment providers if required dental treatments are kept on hold for an indefinite time. There is a need for definite guidelines to safely resume dental practice in Nepal, based on international experiences during COVID-19 pandemic and international dental societies recommendations. We have compiled multiple recommendations and guidelines from reputed international organizations and collected evidence from dental professional’s work from China and Italy during COVID-19 crisis and attempted to put forward some recommendations and guidelines that can be followed for a safe dental practice in Nepal.

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Published

2020-08-28

How to Cite

Singh, A. K., Humagain, M., & Khanal, N. (2020). Recommendations based on International Guidelines for Safe Dental Practice During Covid-19. Journal of Nepalese Society of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, 4(1), 22–30. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnspoi.v4i1.30900

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Review Articles