Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal
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September, 2021, Vol. 23, No. 3

CONTENTS

REVIEW

The effect of botox for the correction of the gummy smile: A systematic review
Augustė Razmaitė, Giedrė Trakinienė
63-68

SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

Immediate implant supported prosthodontic treatment of the edentulous jaw with additional implant stabilization
Roman А. Rozov
69-74

REVIEW

Could saliva play a role in controlling the Covid-19 pandemic?
Anna Papadopoulou, Despina Tounta, Christina Tesseromatis
75-79

SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

Knowledge, attitude and practice of dental house surgeons and undergraduate students towards radiation safety and protection: A questionnaire based survey
Kirthana Muthu A/P Shanmugam, Ananya Madival, Supriya Bhat, Siti Dzulaikha Amalina Binti Jelani
80-85

CASE REPORTS

Is there an association with Wilson’s disease and multiple tongue dysplasia lesions and in situ carcinoma? A case-report based literature review
Tatsis Dimitris, Baliaka Aggeliki, Antoniades Konstantinos
86-89

Canalicular adenoma of minor salivary gland. Report of a case and a brief review of the literature
Karakostas Panagiotis, Matiakis Apostolos, Anagnostou Eleftherios, Poulopoulos Athanasios
90-92

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Could saliva play a role in controlling the Covid-19 pandemic?

Anna Papadopoulou1, Despina Tounta1, Christina Tesseromatis2

Summary

The pneumonia outbreak observed in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 evolved into a general multi-system infection. This is attributed to a virus, from coronaviruses, the SARS-CoV-2 or 2019-nCoV the increased transmissibility of which lead to a spread across the world and the subsequent declaration of a pandemic. Saliva and in particular saliva droplets of different density play a significant role in the Covid-19 infection spread and contamination of the general population, leading to the development of severe acute respiratory syndrome in affected patients.

Key words: dalivary glands, saliva droplets, COVID-19 transmission, ACE2 receptor.

Received: 20 10 2020

Accepted for publishing: 24 09 2021


1Medical School, Kapodistrian National University of Athens, Athens, Greece

2Department of Pharmacology, Medical School, Kapodistrian National University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Address correspondence to Christine Tesseromatis, Department of Pharmacology, Kapodistrian National University of Athens, Mikras Asias 75, Athens 11527, Greece.

E-mail address: ctesser@med.uoa.gr