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metadata.artigo.dc.title: Biological and social aspects of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) related to oral health
metadata.artigo.dc.creator: Pereira, Luciano José
Pereira, Cassio Vicente
Murata, Ramiro Mendonça
Pardi, Vanessa
Pereira-Dourado, Stela Márcia
metadata.artigo.dc.subject: COVID-19
Public health
Practice management
Dental infections
Saúde pública
Gestão de prática
Infecções dentárias
metadata.artigo.dc.publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Pesquisa Odontológica 2020
metadata.artigo.dc.identifier.citation: PEREIRA, L. J. et al. Biological and social aspects of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) related to oral health. Brazilian Oral Research, São Paulo, v. 34, e041, 2020. DOI:
metadata.artigo.dc.description.abstract: The expansion of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) throughout the world has alarmed all health professionals. Especially in dentistry, there is a growing concern due to it’s high virulence and routes of transmission through saliva aerosols. The virus keeps viable on air for at least 3 hours and on plastic and stainless-steel surfaces up to 72 hours. In this sense, dental offices, both in the public and private sectors, are high-risk settings of cross infection among patients, dentists and health professionals in the clinical environment (including hospital’s intensive dental care facilities). This manuscript aims to compile current available evidence on prevention strategies for dental professionals. Besides, we briefly describe promising treatment strategies recognized until this moment. The purpose is to clarify dental practitioners about the virus history and microbiology, besides guiding on how to proceed during emergency consultations based on international documents. Dentists should consider that a substantial number of individuals (including children) who do not show any signs and symptoms of COVID-19 may be infected and can disseminate the virus. Currently, there is no effective treatment and fast diagnosis is still a challenge. All elective dental treatments and non-essential procedures should be postponed, keeping only urgent and emergency visits to the dental office. The use of teledentistry (phone calls, text messages) is a very promising tool to keep contact with the patient without being at risk of infection.
metadata.artigo.dc.language: en_US
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