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Dental Care in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review

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Cochrane Iran Associate Centre, National Institute for Medical Research Development, Tehran 02166, Iran
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Department of Writing Studies and Rhetoric, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549, USA
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Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto 14049-900, Brazil
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Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
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Received: 11 January 2021 / Revised: 14 February 2021 / Accepted: 15 February 2021 / Published: 19 February 2021
Given the dynamic relationship between oral and general health, dental care must not be neglected even during a public health emergency. Nevertheless, the fear of contracting the infection appears to have caused instances of dental treatment avoidance. In these times of uncertainty, regulatory and public health organizations have made numerous and sometimes controversial recommendations to practitioners and to the public about how to secure their oral health care needs. Dentists, as advocates of oral health, should actively maintain their practices while considering local epidemiological reports and recommendations regarding prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Providing appropriate safety measures, accurate triage and prioritization of patients, notice to susceptible communities, remote health care delivery when appropriate, and epidemiological reports of COVID-19 (whenever possible) are all critical considerations for dental practitioners. View Full-Text
Keywords: public health dentistry; COVID-19; saliva; telehealth; triage public health dentistry; COVID-19; saliva; telehealth; triage
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Shamsoddin, E.; DeTora, L.M.; Tovani-Palone, M.R.; Bierer, B.E. Dental Care in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review. Med. Sci. 2021, 9, 13. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/medsci9010013

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Shamsoddin E, DeTora LM, Tovani-Palone MR, Bierer BE. Dental Care in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review. Medical Sciences. 2021; 9(1):13. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/medsci9010013

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Shamsoddin, Erfan, Lisa M. DeTora, Marcos R. Tovani-Palone, and Barbara E. Bierer 2021. "Dental Care in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review" Medical Sciences 9, no. 1: 13. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/medsci9010013

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