Awareness and Attitude of Dental Practitioners toward COVID-19


Journal of oral hygiene and Health is overwhelmed by the response and eagerness of the academic and research contributors to publish within the journal and take part in the year-long celebrations.

The novel corona virus that has its origin from Wuhan, China with its first patient presented in last December and now had become a major health challenge not only for china but also for all the countries around the word. The World health organization on January 30, 2020 declared this outbreak as major health emergency of international concern. As of April 07, COVID-19 the cases presented worldwide with total 1,279,722 confirmed cases and 72,614 deaths (WHO). The Chinese Center of Disease control and prevention has announced that the causative agent of COVID-19 is novel coronavirus. The common transmission routes of novel coronavirus include direct transmission (cough, sneeze, and droplet inhalation) and contact transmission (contact with oral, nasal, and eye mucous membranes). Although eye symptoms are not present, eye exposure is an effective way for the virus to spread in the body suggesting COVID-19 transmission is not limited to the respiratory tract only.

The participants in dental practice are exposed to the highest risk of infection due to direct exposure and close contact to saliva, blood and other body fluids. In countries that are highly affected with coronavirus, a strict and effective infection control is required for dental practitioners to work in hospitals dental offices. The aerosols that are produced during dental treatment due to high powered devices like hand piece and ultrasonic scalers have significant potential for disease transmission to clinicians, staff and patients.

The Journal is successfully running in the 8th Volume issue 4 which covers a wide variety of Researchers of Oral Hygiene and Dental Health discipline are encouraged to publish innovative ideas in the international platform and peer reviewed journal of oral care and hygiene with good Impact factor. Oral hygiene, oral cancer, and oral surgery are some of the most evolving sectors of dental sciences, which still need more findings and communication. Hoping to contribute your work in our journal of Oral hygiene and health. We accept Original articles, Rewiew articles, Case Reports, Mini Review, short commentaries etc.,

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