Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Children: History and Pediatric Oral Health

Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Children: History and Pediatric Oral Health

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Karla M Rezende
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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Objective: This study aims to, through a recent literature review, present the epidemiological and pediatric oral health of COVID-19. Material and Methods: A bibliographical research was carried out in the PUBMED database, with the keywords COVID-19 and dental practice, until April 5 of 2020. Discussion: Children of all ages appeared susceptible to COVID-19, and there was no significant gender difference. The participants in dental practice expose to tremendous risk of COVID-19 infection due to the face-to-face communication and the exposure to saliva, blood, and other body fluids, and the handling of sharp instruments. There is still much more to know about COVID-19, especially as concerns mortality and capacity of spreading on a pandemic level. Conclusion: Everyone who has had close contact with an infected individual is susceptible to COVID-19. Up-to-date oral health helps in the general health of the children prevent dental care during the pandemic, minimizing the risk of contamination. Healthcare guidance is being updated with frequency, as to how best to proceed in a care setting.

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Publication history
Received: Wed 13, May 2020
Accepted: Mon 15, Jun 2020
Published: Fri 26, Jun 2020
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© 2019 Karla M Rezende. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.DOBCR.2020.03.06