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COVID-19 pandemic: Multilevel dental technical guidelines based on new scientific evidence

COVID-19 pandemic: Multilevel dental technical guidelines based on new scientific evidence
COVID-19 pandemic: Multilevel dental technical guidelines based on new scientific evidence
The COVID-19 pandemic imposed restrictive measures on dentistry in different regions of the world, ranging from stoppage of care to only permission for urgent and emergency dental services. Thus, new biosafety guidelines for resuming activities, whether in single dental offices, large clinics or dental education activities, are urgently required. In this sense, herein, guidelines that incorporate common points of the main protocols found in the literature for the resumption of dental activities at their different levels, whether in the scope of care or education, are presented. Furthermore, we present the incorporation of measures that allow an increase in the level of biosafety, such as the control of the dental team, the inclusion in the history of conjunctivitis as a possible alert for COVID-19, and the use of the pulse oximeter to assess the risk of silent hypoxemia, which may indicate a complication of COVID-19. In addition, new perspectives for directing research and innovation for biosafety in dentistry are discussed.
eAE6307
Andrade, Sérgio Araújo
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Lima, Raissa Emanuelle
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de Pilla Varotti, Fernando
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Abdelwahab, Omar Kamal Abdelhalim
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Andrade, Sérgio Araújo
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Lima, Raissa Emanuelle
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de Pilla Varotti, Fernando
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Abdelwahab, Omar Kamal Abdelhalim
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Lwaleed, Bashir
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Andrade, Sérgio Araújo, Lima, Raissa Emanuelle, de Pilla Varotti, Fernando, Abdelwahab, Omar Kamal Abdelhalim and Lwaleed, Bashir (2022) COVID-19 pandemic: Multilevel dental technical guidelines based on new scientific evidence. Einstein (São Paulo) Journal, 20, eAE6307. (doi:10.31744/einstein_journal/2022AE6307).

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The COVID-19 pandemic imposed restrictive measures on dentistry in different regions of the world, ranging from stoppage of care to only permission for urgent and emergency dental services. Thus, new biosafety guidelines for resuming activities, whether in single dental offices, large clinics or dental education activities, are urgently required. In this sense, herein, guidelines that incorporate common points of the main protocols found in the literature for the resumption of dental activities at their different levels, whether in the scope of care or education, are presented. Furthermore, we present the incorporation of measures that allow an increase in the level of biosafety, such as the control of the dental team, the inclusion in the history of conjunctivitis as a possible alert for COVID-19, and the use of the pulse oximeter to assess the risk of silent hypoxemia, which may indicate a complication of COVID-19. In addition, new perspectives for directing research and innovation for biosafety in dentistry are discussed.

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Accepted/In Press date: 12 December 2020
Published date: 7 March 2022

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Local EPrints ID: 446001
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/446001
PURE UUID: c6521850-dc97-4200-9f43-2b8c2775dcad

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Date deposited: 18 Jan 2021 17:33
Last modified: 27 Apr 2022 05:48

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Author: Sérgio Araújo Andrade
Author: Raissa Emanuelle Lima
Author: Fernando de Pilla Varotti
Author: Omar Kamal Abdelhalim Abdelwahab
Author: Bashir Lwaleed

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