COVID-19 pandemic and dental practice in Ghana

  • Sandra A. Hewlett Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Ghana Dental School, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
  • Paa Kwesi Blankson Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana
  • Akua B. Konadu Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Ghana Dental School, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
  • Kofi Osei-Tutu Dental Department, Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital, Ghana Health Service, Takoradi, Ghana
  • Dennis Aprese Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Ghana Dental School, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
  • Maxwell Adjei Dental Department, Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana
  • Alfred E. Yawson Department of Community Health, University of Ghana Medical School, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
  • Peter Donkor Department of Surgery, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Ebenezer A. Nyako Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Ghana Dental School, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
Keywords: COVID-19, Pandemic, Dentistry, Ghana, Dental Pratice

Abstract

With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare systems and their provision of care has globally been challenged, including the delivery of Oral healthcare. In Ghana, it has become imperative that healthcare delivery including the practice of Dentistry and its sub-specialties be re-oriented in our peculiar setting to ensure minimal risk of spread of the infection. This article discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the practice of Dentistry in the country.

Published
2020-12-31

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