Author: Brazilian Oral Research

Immunocompromised patients and coronavirus disease 2019: a review and recommendations for dental health care [Originally published in Braz. Oral Res., vol. 34]

Changes in the current guidelines have been proposed to SARS-CoV-2 infection control in order to provide the best and safe dental practice. However, they still need to be validated by future studies. Available in English. Image: Jon Tyson. Read More →

The need to strengthen Primary Health Care in Brazil in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic [Originally published in Braz. Oral Res., vol. 34]

Brazil, like other countries, has faced the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. As Brazil has a universal and decentralized health system, in which PHC has been the model of health re-organizing the health system; here we reflected the importance of strengthening PHC in Brazil in the times of coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Available in English. Image: Tim Mossholder. Read More →

Perceived vulnerability to Coronavirus infection: impact on dental practice [Originally published in Braz. Oral Res., vol. 34]

Our study shows high levels of vulnerability regarding contracting COVID-19 and avoiding dental care as perceived by the population over 60 years old and with a systemic disease. Available in English. Read More →

Biological and social aspects of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) related to oral health [Originally published in Braz. Oral Res., vol. 34]

All elective dental treatments and non-essential procedures should be postponed, keeping only urgent and emergency visits to the dental office. The use of teledentistry (phone calls, text messages) is a very promising tool to keep contact with the patient without being at risk of infection. Available in English. Read More →