Asma Khurshid

DOW Research Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences, DOW College of Biotechnology, DOW University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan


  • Research   
    Dental Practice and COVID-19: A Brief Outlook
    Author(s): Asma Khurshid*, Madiha Mohaimin, Anam Bilal, M Ammar Ahmed, Tuba, Fahad Kidwai, Nighat Shafiq and Kulsum Iqbal

    Based on transmissibility and high mortality rate of COVID-19, it has incapacitated the global health care systems and economy. The emergence of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019- nCoV) outbreak has put the global population under major life-threatening state. The global expeditious spread of COVID-19 pandemic from China is mainly based on airborne transmission of aerosols and possibly through viral droplets due to close contact with infected individuals especially during speaking, sneezing and breathing. Based on clinical requirements dental practitioners and patients are under considerable huge risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Compared to other healthcare professions, the epidemic period of COVID-19 has posed severe limitations in terms of diagnosis and treatment of oral health emergencies due to lack of instructional guidelines, swift and contagious spread of virus presenting d.. Read More»

    Abstract HTML PDF