COVID 19 and Pediatric Dentistry- A Narrative Review

Authors

  • Aparna Hegde
  • Prashant Babaji
  • Shashibhushan K.K.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijocd.v9i1.13976

Keywords:

covid-19, pediatric dentistry, pedodontics, preventive dentistry, non aerosol generating procedure

Abstract

During the present health emergency linked to the pandemic caused by corona virus(COVID 19), the efficient
and safe management of children’s oral health presents a challenge to paediatric dentists. These challenges
can be overcome by emphasizing on the oral disease prevention methods, and by treating paediatric dental
emergencies efficiently. Along with rigorous and highly effective infection control protocols in dental clinical
setups, working on remote communication and health education aimed at maintaining the oral health of the
children assumes great importance. This article, after analysing the risk factors associated with pediatric
dental treatment due to COVID-19, presents a series of oral health promotion strategies, management
strategies for pediatric dental emergencies and of dental non emergencies. New approaches and models of
treatment based on remote interaction techniques will be discussed, which can be furthur modified and used
accordingly even after the end of the pandemic.

Author Biographies

Aparna Hegde

Post graduate, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Sharavathi Dental College, Shimoga, Karnataka

Prashant Babaji

Professor, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Sharavathi Dental College, Shimoga, Karnataka

Shashibhushan K.K.

Head of the Department and Professor, Department of Pediatric and Preventive
Dentistry, Sharavathi Dental College, Shimoga, Karnataka

Published

2021-02-03