Dentistry In Covid Era, Experience Of A Single Dental Center: A Review
The COVID-19 outbreak has raised concerns about infection control all over the world. Among health workers, dentists are particularly exposed to the COVID- 19 infection risk. The aim of this paper is to present a workflow to manage dental procedures already in use at the Dental Center. The proposed workflow accounts for the many aspects of dental practitioners’ risk in the COVID-19 era, and focuses on the assessment of patient risk level, a two-phase dental procedure management (remote and face-to-face), and the use of specific preventive measures. No cases of COVID-19 infection were detected among patients and staff of the dental unit in a one month period of time while using this protocol. This workflow seems a promising and effective solution to manage dental procedures during the COVID-19 outbreak,and could be implemented in both public and private practices until the emergency is contained.