A call for action to safely deliver oral health care during and post COVID-19 pandemic

Marco Farronato, Santosh K. Tadakamadla, Mir Faeq Ali Quadri, Shashidhar Acharya, Jyothi Tadakamadla, Robert M. Love, Mohamed Jamal, Riaan Mulder, Cinzia Maspero, Davide Farronato, Alexander Ivanov, Dirk Neefs, Maria Grazia Cagetti, Danila de Vito, Rishi J. Gupta, Stephen Thaddeus Connelly, Gianluca M. Tartaglia

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Abstract

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak started just a couple of months ago and it grew rapidly causing several deaths and morbidities. The mechanism behind the transmission of the virus is still not completely understood despite a multitude of new specific manuscripts being published daily. This article highlights the oral cavity as a possible viral transmission route into the body via the Angiotensin converting enzyme 2 receptor. It also provides guidelines for routine protective measures in the dental office while delivering oral health care.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6704
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume17
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2 2020

Keywords

  • Angiotensin II
  • Coronavirus
  • Mouth
  • Pandemics
  • Professional practice
  • Quarantine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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    Farronato, M., Tadakamadla, S. K., Quadri, M. F. A., Acharya, S., Tadakamadla, J., Love, R. M., Jamal, M., Mulder, R., Maspero, C., Farronato, D., Ivanov, A., Neefs, D., Cagetti, M. G., de Vito, D., Gupta, R. J., Connelly, S. T., & Tartaglia, G. M. (2020). A call for action to safely deliver oral health care during and post COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(18), 1-11. [6704]. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17186704