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SARS-CoV-2 Positivity in Asymptomatic-screened Dental Patients

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Alexandria, Va., USA — Asymptomatic carriage of SARS-CoV-2 is a potentially significant source of transmission, yet remains relatively poorly understood. The study “SARS-CoV-2 Positivity in Asymptomatic-screened Dental Patients” published in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR), investigated SARS-CoV-2 infection in asymptomatic dental patients to inform community surveillance and improve understanding of risks in the dental setting.

Presence and Prevalence of Salivary Gland Ectasia and Oral Disease in COVID-19 Survivors

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Alexandria, Va., USA — The clinical picture of COVID-19 in various target organs has been extensively studied and described, but relatively little is known about the characteristics of oral cavity involvement. The study “Frequent and Persistent Salivary Gland Ectasia and Oral Disease After COVID-19” published in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR), investigated the presence and prevalence of oral manifestations in COVID-19 survivors.

Study Published in the Journal of Dental Research Demonstrates That Oropharyngeal Secretions May Help Reduce False Negative Test Results From Patients Who Were Treated for COVID-19

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Alexandria, Va., USA — As the global battle to understand and eliminate the coronavirus continues, a new study published in the Journal of Dental Research demonstrates that testing of oropharyngeal secretions (OS) may reduce the number of false negative results from nasal swab testing of patients who have seemingly recovered from the disease.

Dental Care And Oral Health Under The Clouds of COVID-19 Invited Commentary From JDR Clinical & Translational Research

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April 24, 2020, Alexandria, Va. USAJDR Clinical & Translational Research has published an invited commentary by researchers at the University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, N.Y., USA on dental care and the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including the provision of dental care and protecting patients and staff during the pandemic. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed significant gaps in the collective response of global healthcare systems to a public health emergency,” said JDR Clinical & Translational Research Editor-in-Chief Jocelyne Feine. “Though dentistry is a relatively small part in the COVID-19 response, dental professionals and organizations should take this opportunity to assess the role of dental care professionals in a global public health emergency.”

The authors reviewed current evidence related to the impact of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 on dental care and oral health with the aim to help dental professionals better understand the risks of disease transmission in dental settings, strengthen protection against nosocomial infections and identify areas of COVID-19 related oral health research. 

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