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In the wake of the current outbreak of novel Covid-19, which is now declared as a 'pandemic' by the WHO, people around the globe have been dealing with a lot of difficulties. This virus had come into light in December 2019 and since then has only grown exponentially. Amongst the most affected are the ones who have been working extremely hard to eradicate it, which includes the hospitals, dental fraternity and the health-care workers. These people are financially burdened due to limited practise. In the case of dentistry, to avoid the spread of the virus, only emergency treatments are being approved, and the rest of the standard procedures have been put on hold. In some cases, as the number of covid cases is rising, many countries are even trying to eliminate the emergency dental procedures to divert the finances towards the treatment of covid suffering patients. What we need to realise is that this is probably not the last time that we are facing such a situation. Instead of going down, we should set up guidelines with appropriate precautionary measures together with the use of standardised PPEs. The government should also establish specific policies to support dental practices and other health-care providers. Together, we can fight this pandemic and come out stronger.

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Covid-19 pandemic dental fraternity healthcare providers financial burden

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Devangi Agrawal, Namisha Khara, Bhushan Mundada, Nitin Bhola, & Rajiv Borle. (2020). Covid-19 and its financial effects on the dental fraternity and health-care workers: A literature review. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL1), 628-631. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11iSPL1.2883