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Revista de salud publica del Paraguay

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WILLY, Bustillos Torrez,  y  ZULEMA SUSY, Bueno Bravo,. Importance of Biosecurity in Dentistry, in times of coronaviruses. Rev. salud publica Parag. [online]. 2021, vol.11, n.1, pp.80-86. ISSN 2307-3349.


COVID -19 is recognized as a pandemic, in general we can affirm that it is the infection of the 21st century that has achieved the most health emergency and mourning. Biosafety today has become so important that it is not only practiced by health personnel, in dentistry universities incorporate into current training only as learning units as far as we know none as a subject being that it could be the profession with the highest risk of contracting the disease. This article focused on a review of the literature in databases on 4 key measures.


Based on 3 studies carried out in different countries of America in dental students and professionals, it was verified that: 1) 33% and 10% respectively comply with hand washing correctly and in the appropriate number of times, as well as after care of patient; 2) in sterilization studies were taken from other countries that show that 66.5% (low) is the result of its effectiveness, in another that more than 50% of dentists do not perform biological control of sterilization equipment and regarding disinfection shows that at least 30% of microorganisms left uncleaned in different places are dangerous pathogens; 3) waste disposal a study shows that more than 90% of university students do not have correct knowledge and another study validates that 40% do not dispose of sharps properly 4) in relation to Hepatitis B vaccines such as more frequent necessary in dental practice, it is verified that 59% did not have the complete scheme, another study verified that of 100% of the accidents, 45% are caused by involuntary punctures while another indicates that the students do not know the importance of count on this extra immune defense.


Will be modifications in dental biosafety after COVID-19, some still under construction, verified by organizations in the area worldwide such as CDC, ADA etc. to be socialized in all countries in private, state consultation and in universities.

Palabras clave : Biosafety; Risk; COVID-19..

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