COVID-19 transmission and dental treatment: A narrative review

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The outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), has caused an emergency in health system worldwide. The mortality rate estimated by the world health organization of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic reached 4.41% in July 13, 2020. The routes of transmission were questioned during rapid rise in COVID-19 illnesses and deaths globally. The COVID-19 suspected to be infected through airborne transmission. Dentists have high risk infection towards COVID-19 which part of the treatment is using dental bur or scaler which create aerosol. The aim of this review is to present the latest info about COVID-19 transmission and the risks related to dental practice and current recommendation for dental practitioners. A literature search was performed in pubmed, science direct and google scholar. High viral transmission of COVID-19 demand new protocol to protect dental healthcare worker.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th Biomedical Engineering''s Recent Progress in Biomaterials, Drugs Development, and Medical Devices
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering, ISBE 2020
EditorsKenny Lischer, Sugeng Supriadi, Siti Fauziyah Rahman, Yudan Whulanza
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735440869
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2021
Event5th International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering, ISBE 2020 - Depok, Virtual, Indonesia
Duration: 28 Jul 202029 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference5th International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering, ISBE 2020
CityDepok, Virtual


  • COVID-19
  • Dental
  • Transmission


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