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Impact of COVID-19 on Dentistry

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022

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  • Guest Editor

    Dr. Sreekanth Kumar MallineniE-MailWebsite

    Associate Professor, Pediatric Dentistry Preventive Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, University of Majmaah, Al-Zulfi, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Interests: Dental Anomalies, Hospital Dentistry, Preventive Orthodontics, Special care Dentistry, Quality of life

Special Issue Information

The pandemic of COVID-19 created a significant impact on healthcare, especially on dentistry. The transmission of this virus was through contact with droplets and aerosols. Most dental procedures are aerosol generated; hence, dentists are highly likely to acquire this infection through affected patients. This outbreak affected not only clinical practice but also the dental education system. Several associations developed new protocols and strategies to avoid this COVID-19 transmission in the dental operatory. During the outbreak, many changes were brought to the dental environment, including the use of appropriate personal protection equipment, social distancing at reception areas, air purifiers, aerosol boxes, high vacuum sections, etc. Nonetheless, new strategies are becoming mandatory to face this emergency crisis around the globe. The pandemic calls for a reorganization of the dental profession, both for private and public sectors. This Special Issue aims to act as a scientific meeting point for all scientific papers related to dentistry and COVID-19. Documents addressing these topics are invited to this Special Issue.


COVID-19, dental practice, dental education, infection control, clinical practice, dental operatory, dental profession

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Manuscripts should be submitted online by submit system. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Original articles, case reports or comprehensive reviews are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Signa Viate is an international peer-reviewed open access journal published by MRE Press. As of January 2021, Signa Vitae will change to a bimonthly journal. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1200. We normally offer a discount greater than 30% to all contributors invited by the Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor (GE) and Editorial board member. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.

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Open Access Special Issue

Stress perception among dental practitioners in Saudi Arabia during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional survey

Saquib Ahmed Shaikh,Sami Aldhuwayhi,Sreekanth Kumar Mallineni,Vinutha Kumari Varadharaju,Amar Ashok Thakare,Mohammed Ziauddeen Mustafa

Online publish date: 19 May 2022

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2022.042

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Impact of COVID-19 on Dentistry)

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