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Abstract

The recent spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and its association has gripped the entire community and has caused widespread public health concerns. There are various dental procedures that cause spread of the infection. There are risks due to lack of PPE, risks during dental procedure, risks involving handpiece, aerosols, droplets, during communication and contaminated surface. Minimum 30 articles were collected from Pubmed, Google Scholar. We acknowledge that due to lack of PPE, infection can spread more easily, oral surgery drills also cause aerosol and can be transmitted to the susceptible individuals. Communication between the patient and dentist has a high chance of infection transmission. Contamination from spatter and aerosol dissemination remains a significant hazard to dental personnel when high speed dental equipment is used. Dental practitioners have to be more careful while doing dental procedures as there is a high chance of risks for dentistry during covid-19 and proper guidelines should be there while doing dental procedures.

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COVID 19 Dentist Dental procedure Handpiece Aerosol Droplets Communication Contaminated surface

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Apurva Choudhary, Anjaneyulu K, & Smiline Girija A S. (2020). Risks of Dentistry in Covid 19 - A Review. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL1), 972-976. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11iSPL1.3351