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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 151-153

COVID-19 pandemic: Challenges to dental practice in India

1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Peoples Dental Academy, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of FMT, AIIMS, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Raghvendra Kumar Vidua
Department of FMT, AIIMS, Bhopal - 462 020, Madhya Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jdrr.jdrr_43_20

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Background: The coronavirus (COVID-19) has posed a unique kind of challenge before different segments of the dental profession and invited different responses from this profession. The major challenge before the dental profession is now the risk of contracting infection and becoming a part of the transmission chain further. Aims and Objectives: The dentists and associated health-care workers are at particular risk for this infection as it may be transmitted by the respiratory route through the oral cavity, where the dentists are involved in working for hours as well as through fomites that are generated and unavoidable during the dental procedures. Therefore, the study aims to review the existing literature available to find out the impact of COVID-19 over the current dental practices. Method: It's a type of systemic review of existing literature to find out the Challenges to Dental Practice in India COVID-19 Pandemic. This article also discusses the measures employed for the prevention against this infection by dentists in this pandemic. Conclusion: COVID-19 has given a major setback on the rapidly growing dental practice and associated market business in India, but hopefully, the things will change in due course of time, and this profession will soon come out from the shackles of this infection.

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