Considerations for Emergency Dental Care and Preventive Measures for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV 2)

2020 • Volume 14 • Issue 3

Cristóbal Araya Salas



The following article aims to present various considerations for dental care in order to reduce the risk of exposure to the Severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus for the dental professional. Hygiene and hand washing for both professionals and patients is considered one of the most critical points to reduce transmission. Dentists should favor elective procedures, and in cases of emergency follow strict biosecurity measures to protect the skin and mucosa. Professionals should also consider deferring dental care in patients with signs and symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) for as long as possible.

KEY WORDS: Coronavirus, Dentistry, COVID-19.


How to cite this article

ARAYA, S. C. Considerations for emergency dental care and measures preventive for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV 2) . Int. J. Odontostomat., 14(3):268-270, 2020.


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