Dental Practice in the Era of nCOVID-19 Pandemic ZE01-ZE08
#5007 Sector 38-West, Chandigarh, India.
The recent outbreak of nCOVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world. Dentists are at a great risk of contracting and transmitting this fatal disease. However, as health care personnel, this is our duty to treat patients especially in emergency situations when treatment is inevitable. Equipping ourselves with adequate knowledge and safety measures will not only protect us, but our patients as well. The routes of transmission of nCOVID-19 include direct and indirect contact with the infected person. Dental operatory offers plethora of opportunities for transmission because of the nature of the work done so it is important that clinical management should begin even before the patient enters the dental clinic. Dentist should be aware of the disinfection protocols and proper use of barrier techniques and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and about the disposal of the waste generated.