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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 236-237

Dental education in COVID-19 pandemic: When can we start?


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
2 Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Medicine and Allied Medical Sciences, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran

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Dr. Aziz Kamran
Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Medicine and Allied Medical Sciences, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil
Iran
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DOI: 10.4103/srmjrds.srmjrds_103_20

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Dentists and patients are exposed to pathogenic microorganisms and the risk of infection in 2019-nCoV due to special conditions in the provision of dental services, including face-to-face communication with patients, frequent contact with saliva and blood, and use of surgical instruments. With the decision of continuing education in dental schools without adequate consideration of the various aspects and critical measures, it is likely that dental schools will be the important centers for continuation of COVID-19 epidemic. This commentary provides useful tips for preparing students for dental education.


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