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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 56-63

Novel coronavirus infection and periodontal clinic: Are we prepared?


Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, Institute of Dental Sciences, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Dr. Malvika Singh
Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, Institute of Dental Sciences, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IJAM.IJAM_20_20

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Coronavirus infection has become a matter of serious concern for the world these days. Signs and symptoms include dry cough, fatigue, coughing sputum, and shortness of breath. Due to the continuous production of aerosol in periodontal clinics and because of the fact that the virus remains alive for 12 h, periodontists are highly susceptibility risk for the same. This article is an attempt to throw light on coronavirus infection and enumerating certain preventive measures to be taken in a periodontal setup for the prevention of the same. The following core competencies are addressed in this article: Medical knowledge, Patient care, Practice-based learning, Systems-based practice.


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