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ISSN: 2637-6636

Interventions in Pediatric Dentistry: Open Access Journal

Editorial(ISSN: 2637-6636)

Has the Qovid-19 Epidemic Affected Children’s Oral Health Worldwide? Volume 5 - Issue 5

Karimi M*

  • Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Sepideh Dental Clinic, Iran

Received:March 10, 2021   Published: March 16, 2021

*Corresponding author: Karimi M, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Sepideh Dental Clinic, Iran

DOI: 10.32474/IPDOAJ.2021.05.000223

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Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, most parents have been afraid to go to dental offices. They don’t feel safe to refer for visits and dental treatments; consequently, after passing one year, we see the prevalence rate of dental decay and increasing dental abscesses, and extraction of teeth which could be preserved by implementing good oral hygiene. At the time of the COVID-19 epidemic, we saw a dramatic drop in pediatric visits and dental treatments. In a telephone survey we had at the Sepideh Dental Clinic, most parents emphasized that did not want to risk their children’s lives, even if they had suffered from toothache or dental problems.

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