International Journal of Dental Sciences

International Journal of Dental Sciences


International Journal of Dental Sciences
International Journal of Dental Sciences
Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2020)

Prevention of COVID-19 Infection among Dental professionals


Saba Afreen, Gaurav Singh, Geeta Rajput, Mohammad Afazal

Prevention of infection is very important in dentistry. During the past two months, Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has emerged as a rapidly spreading viral disease in many Asian, African, Middle East countries as well as Europe and North America. Various guidelines have been laid down and measures have been taken by the health professionals, government organizations and authorities like WHO to combat its massive spread. However, dental professionals and health care workers are exposed to patients suffering from any type of transmissible disease. This article addresses the real risk of cross transmission of corona virus among dentists, briefly discussing the literature on corona virus and guidelines by the author on preventive measures and role of dentists in prevention of coronavirus infection
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