Forestalling Measures for Ensuring Safety of Dental Clinics During Pandemic of COVID 19: A Narrative Review
Saba Nosheen*1, Syed Ali Imdad Shah 2, Muhammad Aamir Rafique3 , Syed kashif Hussain4 ,Saima Noreen5 and Maria Anwar6
1University of Health Sciences, lahore, Pakistan.
2Dental surgeon at DHQ, Pakpattan Pakistan.
3 Islam medical and dental college Sialkot, Pakistan.
5UAF Faisalabad ,Pakistan.
Citation: Nosheen S, Shah SAI, Rafique MA, Hussain SK, Noreen S ET AL (2022) Forestalling Measures for Ensuring Safety of Dental Clinics During Pandemic of COVID 19: A Narrative Review. SciTech Central Dentistry 2022.
Received: September 22, 2022 Accepted: September 26, 2022 Published: September 26, 2022
World Health Organization (WHO) Director General on March 11, 2020 declared that 2019 coronavirus disease outbreak is a pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome viral infection of Coronavirus2 (SARS-CoV-2). It causes cough, fever, pneumonia like infections of respiratory tract. The objective of this review is to understand the preventive measures required in dental clinics for safety of dental team including general dentist, dental staff and patients in pandemic of COVID 19. Most of the dental team members do not have a complete familiarity with COVID 19 pandemic in comparison to healthcare professionals working in other disciplines of healthcare settings .Main focus of this abstract is to well equip a dental team with updated knowledge about modified dental practices from all over the world and precautionary measures followed by different Dental Associations in COVID 19 pandemic. Motivation behind this narrative review writing is basically prevention of dental community and patients from COVID19 infection. The aim of this abstract is provision of safety guidelines at all levels identified by dental care providers of different countries for protection of dental community all around the globe during and after pandemic of COVID 19.Dental care providers should have knowledge and preparedness with proper pathways for tackling challenges of infectious disease pandemic spread by knowing about: COVID 19 virus , its Transmission and Fast Spread, vulnerability of dentistry to COVID 19, Guidelines for triaging and screening of dental patients during pandemic of COVID 19,Guidelines for Tele dentistry, Precautionary measures for treating emergencies of dental patients who are non- COVID19 including: Dental waiting areas precautions, proper use of PPEs in Dentistry during pandemic, Precautions recommended in dental room during pandemic of COVID 19 , Precautions recommended in dental room for confirm COVID 19 cases, Preventive Trainings and Modified Guidelines for Dental Teams.
Keywords: ADA: American Dental Association, ART: Atraumatic Restorative Treatment, COVID 19: Novel corona virus, PPEs: Personal protection equipment