Management Strategies for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Humayun Kaleem Siddiqui          BDS, FCPS
Jawad Safdar                                BDS, MDS, PhD
Kanza Ghauri                                BDS



The novel-coronavirus (2019-nCOV) emerged in Wuhan City in December 2019, this resulted in a quick and catastrophic health
problem all over the world but our country is slightly less affected by the pandemic. There could be a number of reasons for
less numbers of Covid positive cases and lack of awareness and reduced Covid testing capacity and hence less mortality in
Pakistan. In order to provide assistance to an ever increasing number of infected patients and, at the same time taking care of
urgent maxillofacial conditions. This manuscript gives the reader in a nutshell the overall surgical experience of oral and
maxillofacial practice at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan in the COVID-19 pandemic and would like to provide
a number of recommendations that would assist the scheduling process of surgical management during the COVID-19 pandemic
and reduce the risk of infection among healthcare workers and others involved with the service.
KEYWORDS: Maxillofacial surgery; Coronavirus; COVID-19; Pandemic
HOW TO CITE: Siddiqui HK, Safdar J, Ghauri K. Management strategies for oral & maxillofacial surgery amid the
COVID-19 pandemic. J Pak Dent Assoc 2021;30(4):275-278.
Received: 02 March 2021, Accepted: 01 August 2021

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