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Table 3 Main coping strategies for oral and dental health workers against COVID-19

From: Global concerns of dental and oral health workers during COVID-19 outbreak: a scope study on the concerns and the coping strategies

Main themes Sub themes References
Patient management strategies Guidelines for patient management [21, 26, 32, 33, 42,43,44]
Training and education [6, 26, 33, 39]
Appropriate time management [27, 30, 45]
Patient screening [6, 29, 46,47,48,49]
Infection control strategies Personal protective equipment [10, 12, 20, 22, 26, 27, 33, 44, 46, 48,49,50,51,52]
Environmental sterilization and disinfection [34, 42, 49, 52]
Rubber dam isolation [10, 12, 45, 51]
Hand hygiene [10, 12, 44, 48]
Mouth rinsing and saliva ejection [43, 44, 53]
Removal of medical/dental waste [10, 44, 48, 53]
Virtual strategies Virtual assistant [24, 31, 52]
Telemedicine [29, 30, 50]
Tele dentistry [31, 46]