Review Study on “Dental Hygiene during COVID-19 Infection”
Sonal Gupta, Dr. A. K. Singhai, Dr. Sarvesh Sharma
Sch J Dent Sci | 67-70
DOI : 10.36347/sjds.2020.v07i04.002
COVID-19 (Coronaviruses) was recently identified in saliva of infected patients. In this article, we discuss the transmission of infection via the saliva of this virus. The members in dental practice expose to huge risk of COVID-19 infection due to the face-to-face communication and the exposure to blood, saliva, and other body fluids, and the handling of sharp instruments. Dental professionals play significant roles in preventing the transmission of COVID-19. Here we suggested the infection control count during dental practice to stop the person-to-person transmission way in dental hospitals and clinics. There is a required to increase investigations to the detection of Coronavirus in oral fluids and its effect on the transmission of this virus, which is critical to improve effective plan for prevention, especially for dentists and healthcare professionals. Saliva can play a important role in the person-to-person transmission, and non-invasive salivary analysis may provide a beneficial and cost-effective care platform for the fast and early detection of Coronavirus infection.
Iron Deficiency Anaemia and Childhood Carries: A Case Report
Faiza Nouh, Salima Elfagi, Mariam Omar, Ashmisa Eltuhami
Sch J Dent Sci | 71-73
DOI : 10.36347/sjds.2020.v07i04.003
Severe early childhood caries (SECC) is a public health problem among children. Malnutrition is a condition commonly prevalent in children with SECC. This case report investigated the iron deficiency among child with SECC. The nutritional status of the child was assessed based on anthropometric measurements and clinical tests. By applying the criteria established by the World Health Organization. Our results show that SECC is strongly associated with anaemia, indicating that clinicians and dentists should provide treatment to improve both the oral hygiene and the nutritional status of children with SECC.