Special Issue "The Impact of COVID-19 on Dentistry and Oral Health: A Global Perspective"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Oral Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Interests: oral medicine; dental materials; operative dentistry; oral health
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The world scientific panorama has changed substantially due to the COVID-19 pandemic that is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Especially in dentistry, dental staff is at high risk of COVID-19 contagion because of the closed face-to-face contact with patients and the constant exposure to fluids. This is the reason several recommendations and dental care protocols have been established to increase biosecurity among oral health services (public and private). In addition, social isolation measures have been implemented (although with differences in restrictions and regarding the application times of these measures). These situations have caused various restrictions in oral health care. In this context, the social, labor, and health conditions of dental health workers have changed dramatically. Similarly, the oral epidemiologic profile may be affected in different population groups, and a possible increase in oral health inequities is found.
In this Special Issue, we invite researchers around the world to submit different methodological and conceptual approaches that permit an increase in the scientific body on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in dental staff and the oral health epidemiological conditions of different social groups. Systematic/narrative reviews, epidemiological characterizations, quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods studies are welcome.Prof. Dr. Gianrico Spagnuolo
Dr. Andrés Alonso Agudelo-Suárez
Manuscript Submission Information
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- oral health
- dental caries
- periodontal disease
- SARS-CoV-2 infection
- qualitative research
- dental research
- mixed methods