About this Research Topic
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is an unprecedented global public health crisis caused by coronavirus infection (SARS-CoV-2), which presents with high-virulence transmission and direct human contagiousness by proximity. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has challenged health professions and systems, having evoked varying reaction times and different types of responses around the world. Moreover, it poses a significant challenge for dentistry as there is a high risk of cross infection between patients and dental practitioners. The role of dental professionals in preventing the transmission of COVID-19 is critically important. Thus, the considerable occupational risk in pediatric dentistry is known, given procedures performed in children. Pediatric Dentists and their staff are vulnerable as they often manage dental emergencies, trauma, and conduct long-term treatments. The impact of the virus on pediatric dentistry and practice is yet to be fully known.
The goals of this Research Topic are;
- To present a global perspective of the impact of Covid-19 on Pediatric Dentistry.
- To present a global perspective on the impact of Covid-19 on the treatment protocols of Pediatric Dentistry.
- To present studies on the potential interactions between Covid-19 and oral health of children.
This Research Topic welcomes not only clinical reports, but also reviews on the impact of COVID-19 on pediatric dentistry, reviews of community-based interventions and public health strategies for COVID-19. Basic science research is also desired on how the virus might modulate dental diseases.
Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Pediatric Dentistry, Dental emergencies, Health systems, Prevention, Children
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