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. 2020 Apr 10;44:e51.
doi: 10.26633/RPSP.2020.51. eCollection 2020.

Recommendations for a Safety Dental Care Management During SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

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Recommendations for a Safety Dental Care Management During SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

Paulo Ricardo Martins-Filho et al. Rev Panam Salud Publica. .
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Abstract

As the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is transmitted mainly through droplets, sneezes and aerosols, there is a high risk of transmission during dental procedures. This report describes measures that can be adopted by oral healthcare personnel to minimize the risk of cross-contamination in clinical practice during the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

Dado que el SARS-CoV-2, causante de síndrome respiratorio agudo severo, se transmite principalmente por medio de gotitas, estornudos y aerosoles, existe un alto riesgo de transmisión durante los procedimientos dentales. En este informe se describen las medidas que puede adoptar el personal de salud bucodental para reducir al mínimo el riesgo de contaminación cruzada en la práctica clínica durante la actual pandemia por SARS-CoV-2.

Como o SARS-CoV-2, que causa síndrome respiratória aguda grave, é transmitido principalmente por gotículas, espirros e aerossóis, há um alto risco de transmissão durante os procedimentos odontológicos. Este relatório descreve os passos que podem ser tomados pelo pessoal de saúde oral para minimizar o risco de contaminação cruzada na prática clínica durante a actual pandemia do SARS-CoV-2.

Keywords: Coronavirus infection; SARS virus; dental care; pandemics; pneumonia, viral; virus diseases.

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Conflict of interest. None declared.

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