Knowledge and awareness of the usage and disposal of masks following various dental procedures among Dental practitioners during pandemic Covid-19.
Author(s): Divya Sri E and Jayashri Prabakar*
Introduction: The risk of getting a coronavirus is getting higher now-a-days. Due to this outbreak situation masks have been recommended as a potential key to overcome this pandemic situation. A face mask is a flexible-fitting and single-use device that covers the nose, mouth and chin. It provides a barrier against potentially infectious droplets. One of the infection control measures is the routine use of face masks. Dentists are more prone to get contracted due to Face-to-face communication with the patients and also due to consistent exposure to blood and saliva which predisposes the dental care workers at a greater risk for 2019 COVID infection. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to assess the knowledge and awareness of the usage and disposal of masks following various dental procedures among dental practitioners during pandemic Covid-19. Materials.. Read More»
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