The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak: Challenges for Pediatric Dentistry
Author(s): Manal Ali Almutairi*
The most recent Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome has become a major global public health emergency, which the World Health Organization has identified as the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Despite international attempts to prevent the virus from spreading, the epidemic has not yet been halted. Among healthcare workers, dentists seem to be at a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19. Given the type and form of procedures being performed in the oral cavity, pediatric dentistry poses a significant occupational risk. This review article discusses the risk of infection during dental procedures, patient precautions, and infection control measures implemented during dental care in hospitals, protective measures for dental practitioners, and emergency dental treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. And provide a variety of treatment options for children who are at risk for COVID-19, as well as precautions that must be taken to avoid cross-infections while children undergo emergency treatments in dental offices.