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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 2-5

Effect of coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak on the specialty of maxillofacial surgery


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Santosh Dental College and Hospital, Santosh Deemed to University, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Sanjeev Tomar
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Santosh Dental College and Hospital, Santosh Deemed to University, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2455-1732.331795

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The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has specific implications for oral and maxillofacial surgeons due to an accrued risk of exposure to the virus throughout surgical procedures involving the aerodigestive tract. Maxillofacial surgical procedures due to direct contact with oral and nasal mucosa that area unit thought of areas of high risk of infection in virtue of viral charge and great risk of exposure to COVID-19. Maxillofacial surgery represents associate example of a specialty that has had to adapt to the present outbreak, due to the subspecialties of medical specialty and medicine. Considering the numerous sociopolitical things in every country, the oral and maxillofacial surgery model was thought of acceptable to evaluate the safety measures taken by the healthcare establishments.


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