Comparative Practices of Dentists during Covid-19 Pandemic

Bushra Rehman, Vasiqa Bano, Ali Hassan Syed, Afsheen Ali Khan


Background: China’s city Wuhan originated Coronavirus disease or COVID-19 is a contagious viral impacting all segments of life. Developed countries like America and China are also suffering due to this pandemic. This infectious disease has collapsed the medical and health care system of developing and developed nations as well.
Objective: Present research study has focused on the SARS-CoV-2 impact on dental clinics, dental practitioners, and dental assistants’ comparative practices. Furthermore, SARS-CoV-2 syndrome, transmission patterns, and pre-visit and post-treatments practices of dental clinics and hospitals have been also considered in light of policy guidelines and standard operating procedures recommended by major global healthcare organizations.
Materials and Methods: Present research study is qualitative and designed to explore the comparative practices of dental practitioners according to PRISMA guidelines. All relevant data is obtained from secondary sources. Relevant data has been collected via different electronic databases i.e. Science Hub, Google Scholar, Research Gate, PubMed, Scopus, Medline, and Embase. Peer-reviewed and high-impact factors journals are focused on snowball sampling techniques. Major global health bodies, WHO, ADA, CDCP reports, policy guidelines, and standard operating procedures are included in this review. Data analysis is carried out in the descriptive form.
Results: Effective SARS-CoV-2 is an infectious disease and common symptoms of COVID-19 are cough, throat soaring, fever, headache, flu, and diarrhea. Personnel having short breathing, chest pain, loss of smell, taste and reddened face symptoms are given immediate available treatment and attention by doctors. Dental practitioners and assistants working at dental clinics and hospitals are much aware of remedial and precautionary measures to restrain the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
Conclusion: Present study concludes that SARS-CoV-2 is a contagious virus. Healthcare professionals and clinics are facing major threats of this contagious disease as these employees are the front foot fighters against this contagious disease. Research shows that during this unprecedented time, dentists and other health care must comply with global major healthcare organizations’ standard operating procedures, policy guidelines, and necessary safety measures to overcome the risk of covid-19 transmission.

Keywords: Dentists, Dental Clinics, Practices, SARS-CoV-2, Syndrome, Treatment Patterns.

How to cite this: Rehman B, Bano V, Syed AH, Khan AA.  Comparative Practices of Dentists during Covid-19 Pandemic. Life and Science. 2023; 4(1): 68-74. doi:

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