Dental Care in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review
- Effective triage and prioritization are essential for dental practitioners during health emergencies. Local epidemiological recommendation should be followed by all dentists and their practices.
- Dental health care is not limited to in-office clinical treatment. Patients should be supported by remote dental care (teledentistry, online visits and prescriptions, etc.) whenever possible.
- Dentists should be aware of the most up-to-date or current COVID-19-related findings with regard to diagnostic and prognostic features of the oral cavity and its components (e.g., saliva, tongue, etc.).
3. Importance of Oral Health
4. Prioritizing Dental Care
5. Identifying Susceptible Groups
6. Managing Expectations and Concerns of the Patient and Public
7. Assisting in Epidemiology of the Pandemic
Institutional Review Board Statement
Informed Consent Statement
Data Availability Statement
Conflicts of Interest
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