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Changing Dynamics of Dental Practice in COVID-19 Pandemic

Shahzad Ali Shah.

Abstract
Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is amongst the biggest impel of global change that has occurred since
the last outbreak of Spanish Flu in 1918-20. COVID-19 was first reported in China in November 2019 & has
since spread to all continents except Antarctica. World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a
pandemic in March 2020. There has been loss of thousands of individuals and millions are infected around the
globe.
The content of this review was mostly drawn from the online search using three search data bases PubMed,
EMBASE and TRIP as well as CDC and ADA guidelines associated with COVID-19. The inclusion and
exclusion criteria for the eligibility of articles were set according to Prevention, Intervention, Control and
Outcome (PICO) format. Manual search for Journal of American Dental Association and New England journal
of Medicine was also conducted as these are among the first to report the COVID 19.
The types of studies included for this review were published in peer review journals in English language,
original research, cross sectional observational studies, case reports, case series, laboratory -based studies,
published reviews and guidelines. The exclusion criteria include animal studies, pediatric practice studies, data
from unpublished papers, randomized control trials and rapid communications. The studies which fulfill the
inclusion criteria (N=60) were selected from a total of 1029 articles searched on selected data bases as well as
manual search.
Dental practice in the future will never be the same due to COVID-19. The overall cost of the treatment will be
increased due to number of reasons such as, frequent use of additional means such as PPE, practice
modifications, decrease in number of patients and increase patient waiting time due to segregation and social
distancing protocols applied in the waiting area.
Psychological impact of the corona virus on the practitioners is great due to occupational health risk. Severe
COVID-19 cases have mortality rate of 2.3 to 5%. Recently there has been a vaccine trail available for public.
Due to the overall impact of COVID-19 lockdowns, dental practices will be closed for extended periods creating
uncertainty, reducing income and more job loss .

Key words: Corona virus, pandemic, dental practice, COVID-19, Vaccine


 
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