Review Article
Volume 20 Issue 12 - 2021
Impact of Covid-19 on Pediatric Dentistry: Overview and Suggestions
Vivek Mehta1*, Maryam Siddiqui2, Preksha Singh3 and Tarannum Firdaus3
1Professor, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
2Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
3Intern, Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
*Corresponding Author: Vivek Mehta, Professor, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India.
Received: July 14, 2021; Published: November 30, 2021


The global pandemic Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious viral disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. It has gravely affected the health care system. Dentistry like any other healthcare profession has also suffered to a great extent during the pandemic and pediatric dentistry is no exception. It has impacted the oral health of children in a miserable way as their dental needs went unaddressed for a long time. Children and adolescents of age less than 18 years have not received the vaccination against COVID-19 which makes them more vulnerable to the predicted third wave of the disease. This article presents an overview concerning the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on pediatric dentistry and at the same time familiarizes the pediatric dental professionals and clinicians working on the child patients with the threat of COVID-19 while suggesting the standard protocols and clinical recommendations for the efficient and effective management of pediatric patients in a dental office.

Keywords: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19); Pandemic; Pediatric Dentistry; Oral Health; Protocols


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