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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Dentistry: Infection Control, Public Health and Beyond

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The emergence of the highly infectious and novel Coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2 from Wuhan, China has led to a global pandemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it as a public health emergency of international concern. The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases is rising fast and has surpassed 1,346,974 in 209 countries as of early April 2020. All healthcare professionals, including dental healthcare providers are at a higher risk of coming into close contact with COVID-19 patients than the general public. Specifically, unknown interaction with COVID-19 patients or asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infected persons in the dental care settings may cause significant exposure of dental staff, if proper infection control procedures are not in place. Therefore, it is imperative to identify the risk associated with individual patients before subjected to dental treatment. Moreover, due to a new norm of engaging in oral healthcare amidst COVID-19, dental hospitals, dental schools and public oral health experts are exploring safer and more secure environments to provide oral healthcare for the population.

This Research Topic aims to bring infection control experts, public health professionals, educators and researchers working on oral healthcare together to provide a comprehensive guide on COVID-19 and Dentistry.

Submissions are welcome for the following article types: original research, review, mini-reviews, systematic reviews, research protocol, opinion and hypothesis. We particularly welcome contributions that include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

• Infection control during COVID-19 outbreak in Dentistry;
• Public Oral Health impact of COVID-19;
• Economic implications of COVID-19 in Dentistry;
• Future preparedness for Dentistry in the wake of a global pandemic;
• Management of dental patients during COVID-19 outbreak in different geographical locations;
• Management of urgent dental care of COVID-19 positive patients;


Keywords: COVID-19, Dentistry, Infection Control, Oral Health, Economic Impact


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

The emergence of the highly infectious and novel Coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2 from Wuhan, China has led to a global pandemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it as a public health emergency of international concern. The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases is rising fast and has surpassed 1,346,974 in 209 countries as of early April 2020. All healthcare professionals, including dental healthcare providers are at a higher risk of coming into close contact with COVID-19 patients than the general public. Specifically, unknown interaction with COVID-19 patients or asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infected persons in the dental care settings may cause significant exposure of dental staff, if proper infection control procedures are not in place. Therefore, it is imperative to identify the risk associated with individual patients before subjected to dental treatment. Moreover, due to a new norm of engaging in oral healthcare amidst COVID-19, dental hospitals, dental schools and public oral health experts are exploring safer and more secure environments to provide oral healthcare for the population.

This Research Topic aims to bring infection control experts, public health professionals, educators and researchers working on oral healthcare together to provide a comprehensive guide on COVID-19 and Dentistry.

Submissions are welcome for the following article types: original research, review, mini-reviews, systematic reviews, research protocol, opinion and hypothesis. We particularly welcome contributions that include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

• Infection control during COVID-19 outbreak in Dentistry;
• Public Oral Health impact of COVID-19;
• Economic implications of COVID-19 in Dentistry;
• Future preparedness for Dentistry in the wake of a global pandemic;
• Management of dental patients during COVID-19 outbreak in different geographical locations;
• Management of urgent dental care of COVID-19 positive patients;


Keywords: COVID-19, Dentistry, Infection Control, Oral Health, Economic Impact


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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15 July 2020 Abstract
11 October 2020 Manuscript

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11 October 2020 Manuscript

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