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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-28

Simple infection control to dental radiology against to COVID-19 in a dental school in the Northern of Brazil

1 Department of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Pará, Belém, PA, Brazil
2 Department of Endodontics, School of Dentistry, University Brazil, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

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Rua Augusto Corrêa, 01 – Guamá, CEP 66075-110, Belém, PA,
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jomr.jomr_1_21

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The present work aims to produce a simple protocol, which can be integrated into the services provided by dental school in the Northern of Brazil to avoid contamination against COVID-19. A bibliographic search was carried out in the MEDLINE (National Library of Medicine, USA-NLM) database, with the keywords COVID-19 and biosafety dentistry. The inclusion criteria were articles in their full and free versions available for download. Proposed protocol for dental radiology recommends the cleaning and adequate protection of equipment and surfaces, personal protective measures, which may be obtained by simple procedures such as cleaning and covering of materials and equipment with plastic barriers. Infection control protocol in the dental radiology proposes simple and effective measures for to minimize the potential for disease transmission including COVID-19.

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