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Volume : 7, Issue : 1, Year : 2021
Article Page : 1-9
COVID 19 was originated from Wuhan city of Hubei Province in China in December 2019. It is a viral disease spread due to severe acute respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus virus. The virus has been spread extensively worldwide leading to a worldwide emergency. The strain of the virus is new and not been studied earlier. However the transmission of the virus is quick and immoderate. Efforts to contain the spread of the disease have led to major disruptions forcing regional and in many cases national emergencies and lockdown, leaving only essential services to continue. Human transmission is predominantly through the respiratory track via droplets, respiratory secretions and or direct contact where the virus enters the mucous membrane of the mouth, nose and eyes. Although contact with symptomatic patients is the typical route of transmission, asymptomatic individuals or those within the viral incubation period may also be able to transmit COVID 2019. In many such efforts performing elective tasks including orthodontic treatment are required to be suspended on orders of the central, state and civic and public health regulatory bodies. Due to unpresented nature of this pandemic and the unknown length of time that mandatory suspension
of elective treatment may be in effect in different regions, consolidated information and guidelines for the clinical orthodontic management of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic are lacking.
Keywords: COVID19, SARSCoV2, Pandemic, Emergency protocol, Orthodontics, Dentistry, Patient management.
How to cite : Ahmed N , Abrar Younus A, Bhat K R R, Joseph R , Nikhil P M, Shreya Shetty K, Orthodontic practice and management during covid 19 era – A review. IP Indian J Orthod Dentofacial Res 2021;7(1):1-9
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