February 2, 2020
by Shine News
The Hainan provincial health commission has suspended all stomatology departments and dental clinics to prevent risks amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Hospitals and clinics will only retain necessary dentofacial surgery staff to deal with emergency situations such as wounds and infections, the commission said in a notice. Other diagnoses and treatments have all been suspended.
The commission said that patients and dentists have close face-to-face contact. If a patient were to conceal an infection or were in the incubation period, it would greatly increase the risk of contagion.
To view the full story, please click here.
Sign up for Oral Health Group’s weekly e-newsletter to have news delivered straight to your inbox!
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.