International Research in Medical and Health Sciences en-US (Yogesh Kumar) Sun, 01 May 2022 00:00:00 -0400 OJS 60 Transforming Dental Care for Geriatric Patients Beyond Covid <p>Due to a decrease in immunity and the presence of comorbid conditions, the geriatric population is more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection. The aim of this article is to review the need for transformation in the approach to delivering dental care to geriatric patients considering the prevalent COVID-19 infection and the probability of more such outbreaks in the future.</p> <p>Several micronutrients have emerged as being essential in protecting against the severity of COVID-related morbidities like Vitamin D, K, A, and C, zinc, and selenium. Chances of interaction between dentists and elderlies are higher. So, dietary counselling can be provided and the need for customised dietary plans can be evaluated during these interactions. Ministry of health and family welfare India, the Dental Council of India, and the Indian Dental Association provided advisories for dental professionals to contain the spread of infection. Teledentistry and digital dentistry have emerged as essential tools in this pandemic to prevent the spread of infection. During the second wave, mucormycosis cases have raised in patients with debilitating diseases. The role of a prosthodontist in such cases is very important not only in the fabrication of a surgical obturator but also to rehabilitate normal speech, mastication, and esthetics. Shifting paradigm to focus on reducing the number of appointments, conducting non-aerosolising procedures, and prevention-based approaches should be prioritised to reduce the burden of people in the dental clinic.</p> Priyanka Singh Raghav, Abirami S, Sabzar Abdullah, Geeta Rajput, Shaista Afroz Copyright (c) Sun, 01 May 2022 00:00:00 -0400