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Coronavirus disease 2019 - Emerging and future challenges for oral health care professionals


 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital, Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Sadaksharam Jayachandran,
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital, Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai - 600 032, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_386_20

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) which originated as an epidemic in the province of Wuhan, China, has become a major public health challenge and the World Health Organization has announced the outbreaks of the COVID-19 as a public health emergency of international concern. The dental health care professional's role in the prevention of transmission of the coronavirus among the public is critical while carrying out major dental emergencies and procedures with proper personal protective measures. Due to the characteristics of dental settings, the risk of coronavirus crossinfection may be high and hence the dental professionals play a prime role in aiding the medical community by the organization of emergency dental and clinical support.


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