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ISSN: 2637-6636

Interventions in Pediatric Dentistry: Open Access Journal

Research Article(ISSN: 2637-6636)

Emergency Oral Health Care Provision for Late Squeal of Early Childhood Dental Caries in Covid-19 Lockdown Scenario

Volume 5 - Issue 2

Gayan Surendra1 and Irosha Perera2*

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    • 1Office of Deputy Director General Dental Services, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka
    • 2Department of Preventive Oral Health Unit, National Dental Hospital Teaching, Sri Lanka

    *Corresponding author: Irosha Perera, Department of Preventive Oral Health Unit, National Dental Hospital (Teaching) Sri Lanka, Ward Place, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka

Received:December 17, 2020;   Published: January 05, 2021

DOI: 10.32474/IPDOAJ.2021.05.000210

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COVID-19 denotes a multifaceted global public health challenge that persists to impact health systems, economies, and societies across the globe almost over a period 12 months. Consequently, oral health care services have transformed to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection transmission by adherence to patient triaging, risk stratification and meticulous infection control. Stringently imposed country-wise locks down scenarios were common in the first wave of COVID-19 that lasted early part of this year. Early childhood dental caries (ECC) as the most common chronic childhood disease affect toddlers and young children often resulting emergency paediatric dental visits due to its late sequel such as pain, swelling and infection. Against this backdrop, this short report investigates provision of emergency oral health care for children presented with late sequel of ECC to a premier tertiary public dental hospital in Sri Lanka during stringently imposed lock down.

Abbreviations: ECC: Early Childhood dental Caries; PPE: Personal Protective Equipment

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