Illustrated Pediatric Dentistry - Part 3

Post COVID-19: Changing Perspective of Pediatric Dentistry

Author(s): Ritesh Kalaskar*, Shailja Chatterjee and Priyanka Bhaje

Pp: 389-415 (27)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815080803123030023

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is one of the worst pandemics known to mankind. It affects people of all age groups. The children may present with milder symptoms and may also be asymptomatic. In the current scenario, pediatric dentists pose a high risk of the disease due to close contact with not just children but also with their parents. Additionally, the majority of pediatric dental procedures advocate the use of an air rotor that generates massive aerosol increasing the transmission risk by a manifold. This, necessitates a change in dental practice protocol to adapt to the new routine. It requires modification in behaviour management techniques, tele-triaging of patients, stringent infection control, minimization and replacement with minimally invasive techniques along with the use of adequate isolation.

Keywords: Coronavirus Disease, Children, Pandemic, Pediatric Dental Clinic, Tele Dentistry.

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