Recommendations for Infection Control in Dental Laboratories During Covid-19 Pandemic and Normalization Period

Çizmeci Basmacı F.

Jbachs, vol.5, no.2, pp.175-180, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Technical Note
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.30621/jbachs.862910
  • Title of Journal : Jbachs
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-180


ABSTRACT Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), a novel human coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) causing a severe acute respiratory syndrome, was first reported in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019. SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted primarily between people through respiratory droplets. Direct contact with blood, oral fluids and other patient materials has been reported as another transmission route of Covid-19. Dental impressions, trays, occlusal records, prostheses or appliances can be contaminated with bacteria, viruses and fungi. The necessity of determining the precautions for safety in dental laboratories, one of the dental service components, and evaluating them periodically due to their potential as a source of cross-infection has come into prominence during the Covid-19 pandemic. For this purpose, we publish this guideline for dental laboratories. Keywords: COVID-19, dental impression, dental laboratory, dental prosthesis, Sars-CoV-2