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Dental clinics impose stricter health protocols

  • Arief Suhardiman

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 14 2020   /  07:35 am
Really artificial: Dela, a dentist, examines an artificial tooth prior to being placed into a patient’s mouth.(JP/Arief Suhardiman)

The high risk of contracting COVID-19 has prompted most dental clinics in Jakarta to impose stricter health protocols. Dental model: A dentist and a special technician will first make artificial teeth based on the result of the measurement that the dentist has conducted. The dentist then create a dental wax or plastic model in order to get a more accurate picture of the teeth. (JP/Arief Suhardiman) Indonesian Dentists Association (PDGI) chair Sri Hananto Seno said in a press conference via YouTube on Sept. 21 that nine of the 115 dentists infected with COVID-19 had died from the coronavirus.    Really artificial: Dela, a dentist, examines an artificial tooth prior to being placed into a patient’s mouth. (JP/Arief Suhardiman) “Dentists are at high risk of contracting the coronavirus because patients have to take off their mask to allow the dentist to examin...