Urgency Dental Care Considerations in the Context of Coronavirus COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)

2020 • Volume 14 • Issue 3

Cristóbal Sepúlveda Verdugo; Alfio Secchi Álvarez & Francisca Donoso-Hofer



Coronaviruses are a family of viruses widely distributed in nature, mainly present in animals. Covid19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which was identified and characterized in January 2020 in China. Professionals in the dental area must take all protective measures when having to perform urgent care, hand washing and use of personal protective equipment. For each of the dental emergencies considered in the guide of the Chilean Ministry of Health, recommendations are given for action and subsequent waste and material sanitation. The objective of this review article is to provide updated and relevant recommendations to our national reality in order to reduce the chances of contagion in the face of the imminent exposure of patients who are suspected or who may present Covid-19.

KEYWORDS: Dental emergency, SARS-Cov2, Covid-19.


How to cite this article

SEPÚLVEDA, V. C.; SECCHI, A. A. & DONOSO-HOFER, F. Urgency dental care considerations in the context of coranovirus COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2). Int. J. Odontostomat., 14(3):279-284, 2020


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