New videos explain how to prevent COVID-19 infection in oral health-care services

WHO | Videos | 29 January 2021

'Given that oral health-care providers work in close contact with their patients and are exposed to saliva, blood and other body fluids, it is particularly important that procedures are in place and are strictly adhered to in order to protect both themselves and their patients from infection with COVID-19 during the current pandemic and beyond. A set of three short animated videos describe WHO-recommended procedures for screening, triaging and reception of people seeking oral health care; measures that should be in place to protect patients and personnel during treatment; and cleaning, disinfection and sterilization procedures to be applied to surfaces, equipment and instruments in oral health-care facilities.'