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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11-16

Managing airborne isolation and precautions in orthodontic practice during the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019: An orthodontist perspective


1 Department of Orthodontics, Jaipur Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Orthodontics, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
3 Department of Orthodontics, Jaipur Dental College; Department of Periodontics, Jaipur Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
4 Grover Dental Clinic, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Ishan Grover
633, Acharaya Kriplani Marg, Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/sidj.sidj_22_20

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The outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and its associated coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has spread to almost every country of the world with the number of cases increasing exponentially almost everywhere. Recently, the number of cases in India are also on a rise, expecting to reach its peak very soon. The deadly virus has its impact on almost every sector and it has serious implications on dentistry. Dentists and particularly orthodontists treat a number of cases in a day without being able to maintain the appropriate distance between the individuals as advised by the WHO, which brings them to the top of high-risk group. This review is an attempt to compile material from the available literature to help reduce the risks involved the performing orthodontic procedures, prevent the transmit of this contagious disease at the orthodontic office and also suggests certain home remedies which the patient can use to tackle short-term orthodontic emergencies.


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