Consideraciones sobre la atención estomatológica en el perú durante la pandemia por la COVID-19

Translated title of the contribution: Considerations about dental care in peru during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dilmer A. Quincho-Rosales, Yuri Castro-Rodríguez, Sixto Grados-Pomarino

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Introduction: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization, has affected many deaths to vulnerable populations due to its high transmission capacity. These transmission routes are by direct and indirect contact even of asymptomatic people. This article presents some considerations to take into account regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in oral health and the professional challenges of the stomatologist in state and private consultation from a perspective of the reality of Peru. Main remarks: Procedures that generate aerosols or droplets from the oral cavity increase the risk of transmission to health personnel, especially the stomatologist; since even dental emergency procedures require the use of instruments that generate possible means of contamination. The institutions related to stomatology have to establish biosafety protocols for dental emergency and routine practice to avoid generating chains of transmission. The role of the dentist in this health emergency is to follow biosafety guidelines for dental care in state and private health center. Final considerations: Dental practice is potentially risky in the COVID-19 pandemic, despite this, it is the duty of the dentist to fulfill his role as a health professional considering the biosecurity standards established by the health institutions.

Translated title of the contributionConsiderations about dental care in peru during the COVID-19 pandemic
Original languageSpanish
Article numbere3315
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalRevista Cubana de Estomatologia
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

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