The Saudi Infection Control Guidance for Re-opening Dental Services in Governmental and Private Sectors During Coronavirus Disease-2019 Pandemic
Ali AlAhdal1, *, Haila Al-Huraishi2, Ahmad Almalag3, Adel Alrusayes4, Saud M Orfali5
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2021
First Page: 64
Last Page: 70
Publisher Id: TODENTJ-15-64
Article History:Received Date: 24/10/2021
Revision Received Date: 05/1/2021
Acceptance Date: 07/1/2021
Electronic publication date: 22/03/2021
Collection year: 2021
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Novel newly discovered coronavirus, also known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2, is a recently emerging virus that has been rapidly spreading globally since December 2019. Due to the vicinity inoro-dental treatment and aerosol production, people inside the dental office are at high risk of being infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2. This guideline aims to protect the dental health-care workers during their plans to re-open and increasingly continue their routine services until further notice from their governing body.
A panel of experts in dentistry and infection prevention and control reviewed the local and global research and guidelines related to infection prevention and control during coronavirus disease-2019, along with the re-opening guidance provided by different entities.
Such a document might either be adopted or adapted to any regional and international organization that wishes to use a revised professional guideline in infection prevention and control dental services.
A careful re-opening plan should be developed and implemented, including strict infection control measures before resuming the dental practice.