COVID-19 proposes a new challenge for modern dentistry, because dental professionals are at a very high risk of contracting the Coronavirus, due to the increased exposure to aerosols and droplets generated during dental treatments.

Dentists had to adapt to this new situation by increasing the personal protection with face masks and facial shields, the application of preprocedural mouth rinses for patients, as well as increased levels of surface disinfection and adaptations on administrative levels to minimize risks of disease transmission. This article shares the perspectives of dentists practicing in private practices and later on focuses on the specific reaction implemented by the Bavarian Association of Social Health Insurance Dentists (Kassenzahnärztliche Vereinigung Bayern, KZVB) and the Bavarian Regional Dental Association (Bayerische Landeszahnärztekammer, BLZK).

Key words: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, dentistry, dental PPE, dental care.

Lek Obz, 2020, 69 (11): 393-395


Dental Practise Dept. and SEU PhD Programme,  Neumarkt, Germany

Michael PFEIFFER-RUIZ: Measures and reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic in dental practices in Bavaria, Germany. Lek Obz, 2020, 69 (11): 393-395

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