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)

The new normal in dentistry during pandemic (Covid-19) in and around Mumbai: A short survey study


Aditya Shinde, Trupti Naykodi, Parimal Yewale, Asbah Shaikh

Most dental procedures require close contact with the patient’s oral cavity, saliva, blood, and respiratory tract secretions. Saliva is rich in COVID-19 viral load. Many patients who are asymptomatic may be carriers. So prior precaution is mandatory.Try to avoid non-emergency treatment. Use of rubber dam isolation minimises the risk of contamination. Use of PPE kit and rest of the precautionary measures increases the treatment cost which is again a challenge for both dentist and patient.
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