Personal protective equipment (PPE) has become an important and much talked about subject during the current coronavirus
pandemic. Since the dental profession predominantly involves exposure of the dentist to various body fluids such as saliva, blood
etc., the use of PPE is imperative for infection control in dental practice. However, even though protection is successfully achieved
by PPE, such high level of protection is likely to entail additional workloads and occupational hazards on healthcare professionals
including dentists. The present review aims to throw light on the occupational hazards that can occur and some tips to alleviate the
discomfort following the use of PPE. These methods are relatively simple to follow while maintaining normal healthcare routine.
Keywords: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); Occupational Hazard; Dentistry; COVID-19