Pan-dent-emic: a dentist’s dilemma in the COVID-19 era

Nidhi Manaktala, Swati Pralhad, Roma M

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The aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic has been unfathomable. It has affected every sector within health care industry with dentistry being one of the worst hits. Not only has it impacted the dental practice, the field of dental education has been affected as well. There has been loss in terms of delayed to no treatments, finances, psychology and most importantly breaks in ongoing education and research practices. The present article attempts to explain the dilemma of the current situation from a dentist’s perspective. Since, the effects of the contagion are seen across each level of dentistry, the current situation can truly be termed as a “Pan-dent-emic”.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9
JournalPatient Safety in Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 12-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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