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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-10

Institutional approach for the management of patients in orthodontic office during COVID-19 pandemic


1 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Conservative and Endodontics, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Lakshman Chowdary Basam
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Takkellapadu, Guntur - 522 509, Andhra Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/sidj.sidj_21_20

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COVID-19, the current pandemic has created a fearful scenario for health-care professionals. Being the frontline warriors, we need to have sound knowledge about the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and protect ourselves during this pandemic. According to the published literature, ins pite of following possible precautionary measures against transmission of disease, there is an increased number of infected health-care workers with COVID-19. The purpose of this review is to provide the information for the postgraduates, faculties, orthodontic practitioners, and to some extent, guidance on possible transmission routes, patient assessment, laboratory investigations, various radiographic imaging techniques, proper disinfectant protocol in handling the patients, orthodontic emergency management, and elective orthodontic treatment.


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