A new coronavirus outbreak announced earlier this year has been associated with the renowned “COVID-19” disease that has become the most severe pandemic of this century. As announced in March 2020, by the World Health Organization (WHO) this corresponds to a public health emergency that has strong repercussions at the international level (Meng et al., 2020). The following article seeks to generate a document that records the guidance and prevention measures of COVID-19 in dentistry based on the evidence. For this, the personal protective equipment (PPE) measures that must be used are of great importance. Although the evidence is varied and it is said that standard measures are not sufficient to prevent dissemination when working with aerosols (Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad de Chile, 2020), it is necessary, as the virus spreads to generate awareness for extremely clear and careful measures for sanitary space in this context. Due to the above and in consideration of the national context, it is necessary to define the standard and specific measures for dental care and in this case within the Dental Unit of the Dr. Eloísa Díaz Clinical Hospital (HLF).
KEY WORDS: COVID-19, dentistry, clinical protocol.
How to cite this article
AYLWIN, M. I.; RICHAUD,H. C. & MORENO, Y. Y. Guide for clinical work in dentistry during SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, at the Hospital Clínico Dr. Eloísa Díaz. Int. J. Odontostomat., 15(1):51-58, 2021.