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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66-74

Dental practice in a pandemic scenario: The journey from lockdown to a new reality

1 Army Dental Centre (Research and Referral), New Delhi, India
2 Dte Gen Dental Services, New Delhi, India

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Kochiyil Chacko Jacob
Army Dental Centre (Research and Referral), New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JODD.JODD_35_20

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 is a rapidly progressing pandemic that has affected 12.3 million individuals while causing 5,54,061 deaths worldwide till date. In India, approx 7,94,000 individuals (including approximately 4,96,000 recovered patients) have been affected with approximately 21,604 deaths. The sheer extent of the disease makes it imperative to increase awareness among our professional peers regarding the nature of the disease and its transmissibility while formulating standard operating procedures to mitigate the same. The present article disseminates the evidence to date and is based on available literature, brief working experiences, and relevant recommendations that can be implemented at various dental centers and units at all levels.

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