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COVID-19 dentistry-related aspects: a literature overview.

Authors
  • Checchi, Vittorio1
  • Bellini, Pierantonio1
  • Bencivenni, Davide1
  • Consolo, Ugo1
  • 1 Unit of Dentistry and Oral-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medicine, Dentistry and Morphological Sciences with Transplant Surgery, Oncology and Regenerative Medicine Relevance, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy. , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
International dental journal
Publication Date
Jul 05, 2020
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/idj.12601
PMID: 32623723
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

A new coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) was detected in China at the end of 2019 and has since caused a worldwide pandemic. This virus is responsible for an acute respiratory syndrome (COVID-19), distinguished by a potentially lethal interstitial bilateral pneumonia. Because Sars-CoV-2 is highly infective through airborne contamination, the high infection risk in the dental environment is a serious problem for both professional practitioners and patients. This literature overview provides a description of the clinical aspects of COVID-19 and its transmission, while supplying valuable information regarding protection and prevention measures. © 2020 FDI World Dental Federation.

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