Impact of COVID-19 on Stomatology Professionals

Henckell Sime Clara Luisa del Carmen
2020 Open Access Journal of Dental Sciences  
The current state of pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, commonly called the "new coronavirus" that causes the CoVID-19 disease, has generated a great impact in the dental field, since the characteristics that it possesses condition a permanent state of alert by health professionals due to its high transmissibility of positive patients, even asymptomatic, or in the recovery phase, which makes it highly contagious; Thanks to a precarious health system, high rates of mortality and contagion
more » ... ave been revealed; That is why the present research aims to determine the repercussions of the CoVID-19 disease in stomatologists during dental practice; A search was carried out in the databases of the USS campus and academic google and 21 scientific articles were chosen under the inclusion criteria that evidence studies on CoVID-19, in Spanish and English; excluding those who did not contribute to the investigation, nor did they maintain the relationship with CoVID-19 and dentistry, through the technique of documentary analysis; All the information was collected in collection sheets whose criteria were summary and results; Within the last ones, it was evidenced that dentistry practice has been mainly affected by the present virus, because its transmission route is through the conjunctival, nasal and oral mucosa, the purpose of the dentist being to preserve oral health at the mucosal level present in the oral cavity; Likewise, another point that generates high contagion potential is dental instruments, which cause droplets of saliva to be produced, or even blood; It concludes with the call to raise awareness of the degree of virus contagion exposure to which the stomatologist is exposed.
doi:10.23880/oajds-16000283 fatcat:uw6uhhsqkbdlhn6edlzwu3vltm