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Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by novel coronavirus resulting in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV). Dentistry is a dynamic profession that includes sophisticated treatment planning and a wide variety of treatment modalities ranging from conventional to advanced therapies. The infection is spread from droplets released during coughing, sneezing by the symptomatic or asymptomatic patient. Dentists are in continuous contact with saliva and blood while treating a COVID-19 positive patient. Universal body substance precautions remain as the front line for reasonable risk reduction. However, when dealing with a contagious agent that is spread by droplet contact, we need to recognize the need to manage our generation of aerosols as a judicious additional measure. For dental practices and hospitals in areas that are (potentially) affected with COVID-19, strict and effective infection control protocols are urgently needed. Journey maps play a useful role in conveying information in such a way, that is memorable, concise, and that creates a picture in a person mind. Till date vaccine against coronavirus is not introduced. Therefore the best option is to prevent exposure. This review aims at discussing the role of dentists in COVID -19, its spread through dental care setting status in India through Journey map.

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Dental public health Coronavirus control SARS-CoV COVID-19

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Diksha Agrawal, Priyanka Jaiswal, & Pavan Bajaj. (2020). Role of Dentist to Stop COVID-19: A Journey map. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL1), 880-884. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11iSPL1.3109