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Table 2 Summary of dental treatments performed on asymptomatic COVID-19 patients (n = 3)

From: Experience of patients diagnosed as asymptomatic COVID-19 after dental treatment

Case Patient information Staff who have been in close contact with COVID-19 patients
Sex/age (yr) Hospital visit date // COVID-19 infection confirmation date Diagnosis and treatment Events before COVID-19 infection confirmation Quarantine Classification COVID-19 test result Quarantine period Personal protective equipment
1 M/61 12/18/2020 (OPD) // 12/24/2020 (confirmed) Chronic periodontitis; scaling (ultrasonic scaler) 12/20/2020: Attended the same worship service as a COVID-19–infected person After 14 days of self-quarantine, confirmed negative for COVID-19 Doctor, n = 1 Negative 12/24/2020 to 01/01/2021 Surgical mask and latex gloves
Dental hygienist students, n = 5 Negative
2 F/73 02/01/2021 (ED); 02/02/2021 (OPD) // 02/12/2021 (confirmed) Dislocation of both TMJs; TMJ reduction A caregiver tested positive for COVID-19, and the patient had fever Hospitalized and treated until COVID-19 test came out negative ED
Doctors, n = 4 Radiographers, n = 2
Negative None Surgical mask and latex gloves
Doctor, n = 1
3 M/63 12/15/2020 (ED) // 12/16/2020 (confirmed) Tooth injury; tooth extraction (using a high-speed handpiece)
Mandibular symphysis and fracture of both condyles; IMF screw placement
After moving from the ED to the hospital ward, underwent COVID-19 test to prepare for surgery under general anesthesia Isolated and treated in the negative pressure room at the authors’ University Hospital before being discharged Doctors, n = 4 Negative 12/15/2020 to 12/29/2020 Surgical mask and latex gloves
Nurses, n = 3 Negative
Student nurses, n = 2 Negative
Medical assistants, n = 3 Negative
Doctors, n = 7 Negative 12/16/2020 to 12/30/2020
Nurses, n = 11 Negative
Dental hygienist, n = 1 Negative
Nurses, n = 2 Negative 12/17/2020 to 12/31/2020
  1. COVID-19 coronavirus disease 2019, OPD outpatient department, ED emergency department, TMJ temporomandibular joint, IMF intermaxillary fixation