Disinfection Measures during COVID 19 for Dental Operatories



Nidhi Motwani1, *, Anuja Ikhar1, Dr.Manoj Chandak1, Shailesh Gondivkar2
1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sharad Pawar Dental College& Hospital, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University) Sawangi (Meghe) Wardha, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine And Radiology, GDC, Nagpur, India

Abstract

Background:

In the dental health-care setups the environmental object and surfaces are expected to be infected by the COVID virus wherein definite procedures are performed. Consequently, these objects and surfaces, particularly where COVID-19 patients are being treated, must be appropriately cleaned and sanitized to stop further spread.

Objective:

The present article is intended for providing protocols about the cleaning and disinfection of objects and surfaces in the circumstances of COVID-19 for Dental operatories.

Methods:

Studies evaluating the surface characteristics of virus as well as effective disinfection measures have been documented.

Results:

Various chemicals in different concentration have virocidal effect. The devices introduced included used UV radiation, ozone.

Conclusion:

These changes in dental clinical practice are needed to save humanity by preventing further transmission of disease.

Keywords: Covid-19, Disinfection, Disinfection protocol, NaOCl, Hydrogen peroxide.


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Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2021
Volume: 15
Publisher Item Identifier: EA-TODENTJ-2020-HT12-1891-5

Article History:

Electronic publication date: 20/5/2021
Collection year: 2021

© 2021 Motwani et al.

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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sharad Pawar Dental College& Hospital, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University) Sawangi (Meghe) Wardha, India; Tel: 9630055241; E-mail: margonodewi@yahoo.com