Indian Journal of Dental Sciences

: 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50--53

Coronavirus (COVID-19): A dental surgeon's approach

Rajneesh Parimoo1, Baljeet Singh2, Divya Sharma2, Vanshika Sharma2 
1 Department of Periodontology, Desh Bhagat Dental College and Hospital, Fatehgarh, Punjab, India
2 Department of Periodontology, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Baddi, Distt. Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Rajneesh Parimoo
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In the past many years, different viruses have created an atmosphere of menace, all over the world. In 2003, severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic, 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, 2014 Middle East respiratory syndrome epidemic, and recently to join the list is the deadly novel coronavirus, COVID-19. It is a global health emergency with implications for all the sections of the society, including health-care professionals. In the current scenario of panic, the health-care professionals, including dental surgeons have to play a pivotal role in the prevention of the future spread of COVID-19. Dental practice being a major route of aerosols, dentists definitely will have to contribute handsomely toward this end. This article attempts to draw the attention of dental surgeons toward the etiology, transmission, and prevention of COVID-19 infection, with special emphasis on infection control measures as they relate to COVID-19 infection.

How to cite this article:
Parimoo R, Singh B, Sharma D, Sharma V. Coronavirus (COVID-19): A dental surgeon's approach.Indian J Dent Sci 2021;13:50-53

How to cite this URL:
Parimoo R, Singh B, Sharma D, Sharma V. Coronavirus (COVID-19): A dental surgeon's approach. Indian J Dent Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Mar 3 ];13:50-53
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