›› 2020, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (3): 282-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2020.03.002

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Aerosol transmission prevention of novel coronavirus in dental clinics

RAN Shu-jun, LIANG Jing-ping   

  1. Department of Endodontics and Operative Dentistry, Shanghai Ninth Peoples Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine; Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology & Shanghai Research Institute of Stomatology; National Clinical Research Center of Stomatology, Shanghai 200011, China
  • Online:2020-03-28 Published:2020-04-09

Abstract: Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which broke out in Wuhan, HuBei in December, 2019, spread around the country in a short term. Some infected patients suffered severe acute respiratory syndrome. It has become a major public health event of international concern. COVID-19 patients are the main source of transmission and most people get infection easily, so the current main prevention method is interrupting the pathway of transmission. The dental treatments are very special becathese operations produce substantial aerosols and lead a high risk of cross-infection, which brings challenge for epidemic prevention and control. In this paper, the characteristics of aerosols and prevention methods of aerosol transmission in dental clinics are mainly discussed.

Key words: corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19), diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases, aerosol, cross-infection