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IP Annals of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Changing paradigm in prosthodontics practice post COVID-19 outbreak

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Author Details : Sneha Sekhsaria, Abhimanyu Sharma*, Bhawana Tiwari, Ankit Sharma, Tanvi Mahajan

Volume : 6, Issue : 2, Year : 2020

Article Page : 71-76

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In last 3 months, COVID-19 has rapidly expanded across various countries. It is a zoonotic which is
believed to have originated in bats and pangolins and later transmitted to humans. Human transmission
occurs via respiratory droplet/contact. WHO declared COVID-19 as a pandemic due to the alarming levels
of spread and severity. In response to the current threat, many countries have employed various containment
strategies to protect people from health risk and avoid strain on the national healthcare systems worldwide.
However despite the extensive efforts, this outbreak is still on the rise due to the community spread. In such
a scenario, dental healthcare workers may deal with patients who have suspected/confirmed SARS-CoV-2
infection. Prosthodontics stands at a unique position in Dentistry because of service to Geriatric patients,
procedure such as tooth preparation that needs aerosol generation, involvement of Labs for dentures and
crown fabrication and most of treatments requiring multiple sittings. Current article aims to provide brief
information pertaining to possible source of spread of COVID-19 in Prosthodontics setup regarding patient
management and clinical strategies.

Keywords: COVID-19, Aerosols, Prosthodontics, Dentistry.

Doi : 10.18231/j.aprd.2020.017

How to cite : Sekhsaria S, Sharma A, Tiwari B, Sharma A , Mahajan T, Changing paradigm in prosthodontics practice post COVID-19 outbreak. IP Ann Prosthodont Restor Dent 2020;6(2):71-76

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