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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-8

Omicron And Its Implications In Dentistry


Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Santosh Dental College and Hospital, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Palak Kulshreshtha
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Santosh Dental College and Hospital, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/sujhs.sujhs_5_22

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Due to its contagiousness and vaccine-escape mutations, the latest severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant Omicron (B.1.1.529) has sparked worldwide fear. The SARS-CoV-2 variant's critical infectivity and antibody resistance are determined by mutations in the Spike (S) protein receptor-binding domain (RBD). A comprehensive experimental study of Omicron, on the other hand, could take weeks or even months. For a hygienic and healthy work environment and treatment modality, we propose a standard operating protocol and protocols that all dental practitioners and staff should adhere to.


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