Sars-cov-2: A professional and social gamechanger - medical and dental aspects

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Abstract

This study reports the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak and its impact on dental practice and education in Brazil. A literature review involving medical and dental interests was performed based on recent general findings about the infection (research and relevant guidelines). COVID-19 is a high transmissible, unpredictable systemic disease, involving a viral replication phase, followed by an inflammatory phase that can evolve into hyperinflammation that leads to a cytokine storm and other serious issues including sepsis, shock and multiple organ failure. The dentists are directly impacted by the new coronavirus as they work with the oral cavity that is irrigated by the saliva and receive the respiratory aerosols and droplets from the patient. In conclusion, the world is facing a completely new situation that deserves the comprehension of the population and close attention of the authorities. Following protocols to attend patients can prevent the dissemination of the virus, cross-infection, and the contamination of health care professionals. New strategies need to be developed to enhance the existing teaching and learning protocols in Universities and to allow research to continue.

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De Almeida Gomes, B. P. F., Arruda-Vasconcelos, R., Louzada, L. M., De Almeida-Gomes, R. F., De-Jesus-soares, A., De Almeida, L. R. F., & Baldacci, E. R. (2021). Sars-cov-2: A professional and social gamechanger - medical and dental aspects. Brazilian Dental Journal, 32(5), 41–54. https://doi.org/10.1590/0103-6440202104144

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