Hand-Hygiene, Maintenance and Care in Dentistry, in the Age of Covid-19

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  •   Louis Z. G. Touyz

  •   Sarah J. J. Touyz

Abstract

Dentists of necessity operate manually in the mouth. Hand hygiene is essential in the practice of modern dentistry. Eye-hand coordination demands intact healthy eyes and brain for optimal function. The oral environment can be the source of infections. This paper appraises hand hygiene, maintenance and care for practicing oral health care workers, and suggests techniques for minimizing contracting manual infections from dentistry.


Keywords: Covid-19, fungus, joints, hand, infection, hygiene, manual, nails, skin, virus, fomites, healthcare, PPE, gloves

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Touyz, L. Z. G., & Touyz, S. J. J. (2020). Hand-Hygiene, Maintenance and Care in Dentistry, in the Age of Covid-19: . European Journal of Dental and Oral Health, 1(5). https://doi.org/10.24018/ejdent.2020.1.5.19