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June, 2020, Vol. 22, No. 2

CONTENTS

ACTUAL REPORT

Coronavirus Disease-2019 and dental practice: A project on the use of ozonized water in the water circuit of the dental armchair
Bardellini Elena, Amadori Francesca, Veneri Federica, Conti Giulio, Majorana Alessandra
35-38

SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

Head and face injuries in elderly patients victims of fall. A single trauma center analysis
Alidianne Fábia Cabral Cavalcanti, Sabrina da Silva Sousa Formiga, Taynná Dantas de Arruda, Rogéria Máximo de Lavôr, Christiane Leite Cavalcanti, Catarina Ribeiro Barros de Alencar, Sergio d’Avila, Alessandro Leite Cavalcanti
39-43

REVIEWS

Stress and associated factors among dentists
Guostė Antanavičienė, Monika Zaleckytė, Julija Narbutaitė
44-48

Enamel matrix derivate induces periodontal regeneration by activating growth factors: A review
Rūta Kulakauskienė, Rokas Aukštakalnis, Renata Šadzevičienė
49-53

SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

Heritability of mandibular asymmetries in sagittal direction: A cephalometric study
Ingrida Rakauskaite, Vilma Svalkauskiene, Zygimantas Labanauskas, Donata Juozėnaitė, Giedrė Trakinienė, Justina Vaiciuniene

54-57

REVIEWS

Use of platelet-rich fibrin versus connective tissue graft in treatment of gingival recessions: Literature review
Aušra Balčiūnaitė, Henrikas Rusilas, Juozas Žilinskas
58-64



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Coronavirus Disease-2019 and dental practice: A project on the use of ozonized water in the water circuit of the dental armchair

Bardellini Elena1, Amadori Francesca1, Veneri Federica1, Conti Giulio2, Majorana Alessandra1

Summary

A novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is associated with human-to-human transmission. From its beginning in December 2019, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has spread globally from Wuhan and is now declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). The person-to-person transmission routes of 2019-nCoV includes direct transmission, such as cough, sneeze, droplet inhalation transmission, and contact transmission, such as the contact with oral, nasal and eye mucous membranes. The participants in dental practice are exposed to a severe risk of 2019-nCoV infections because of the face-to-face communication and the exposure to saliva, blood, and other body fluids. Dental professionals play great roles in preventing the transmission of 2019-nCoV. Since ozone has a proven anti-viral action, we present a project on the use of ozonized water in the water circuit of the dental armchair, in order to lower the viral load during dental practice in dental clinics and hospitals.

Key words: COVID-19, ozone, dentist, decontamination.

Received: 01 06 2020

Accepted for publishing: 24 06 2020


1Department of Medical and Surgical Specialities, Radiological Sciences and Public Health, Dental School, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy

2Department of Oral Surgery, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy

Address correspondence to Elena Bardellini, Dental Clinic, p.le Spedali Civili 1, 25 133 Brescia, Italy.

E-mail address: elena.bardellini@unibs.it