Dentalpractice Corona impact in the world coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Corona Dental World Update

I will try to make an overview of the status of dental practices in the world in opening for electice or emergency procedures. I do not guarantee the completeness or mistakes. Last update: 19-03-2020

FDI dentists can reach me at the what’s app group. Or at Alexander AT

Last update: 02-04-2020

State of open /closed due to Corona
Click here for conditions for dentalpractices with emergencies Corona

Date Country Status General Schools DentalPractice Until
12/3 Albania Lockdown closed Emergencies in University
28/3 Australia Open for children of essential services staff Essential and emergency treatment further notice
19/3 Denmark closed Emergencies only 30-06-2020 Extra guidelines for patiënt and employee safety
27/3 Egypt Closed Closed Emergencies in special clinics
20/3 Ethiopia High alert closed Open 30-03-2020
France Lockdown closed Emergencies only 15/4 FFP2 masks recommended
20/3 Germany High alert Open
27/3 Hungary Closed
20/3 Italy Lockdown closed Emergencies only 3/4 but will be postponed
12/3 Kazakhstan Lockdown closed 15/4
16/3 Morocco Lockdown (20/3) closed Emergencies only
19/3 Mexico Open for the moment
19/3 Netherlands closed Emergencies only 01/06 Normal hygiëne guidelines
Pakistan Closed
16/3 Romania State of Emergency Closed 20-04-2020
27/3 Russia Lockdown Closed Closed 30/4
19/3 Slovakia State of Emergency Closed Emergencies only 27/3 but will be postponed
20/3 Spain State of Emergencies Closed Emergencies
Switzerland Emergencies only
20/3 United States
Florida, California, and NY
Closed Emergencies only
NY Times info
mid may


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European Standards

EN 149:2001 + A1:2009 Respiratory protective devices – Filtering half masks to protect against particles – Requirements, testing, marking (commonly referred to as ‘FFP masks’) 

• EN 14683:2019 Medical face masks – Requirements and test methods 

• EN 166:2001 Personal eye-protection – Specifications 

• EN 14126:2003 + AC 2004 Protective clothing – Performance requirements and tests methods for protective clothing against infective agents 

• EN 14605:2009 + A1:2009 Protective clothing against liquid chemicals – performance requirements for clothing with liquid-tight (Type 3) or spray-tight (Type 4) connections, including items providing protection to parts of the body only 

• EN 13795-1:2019 Surgical clothing and drapes – Requirements and test methods – Part 1: Surgical drapes and gowns 

• EN 13795-2:2019 Surgical drapes, gowns and clean air suits, used as medical devices for patients, clinical staff and equipment – Part 2: Test methods


Overview  conditions/guidelines for dental emergency services
Date Country Conditions /guidelines in Corona lockdown New guidelines for general dentistry?
12/3 Albania
28/3 Australia
19/3 Denmark
27/3 Egypt
20/3 Ethiopia
20/3 Germany
27/3 Hungary
20/3 Italy
12/3 Kazakhstan
16/3 Morocco
19/3 Mexico
19/3 Netherlands
Portugal That’s the reason why in the contention phase we could work with one or two surgical masks (depending on the place- if it was a place with low probability of having somebody with the disease, we use one mask- if there was a place with more probability of having more infected, then we should wear two masks). In this situation, depending on the places you should wear FFP2 masks already.
When you enter the mitigation phase, then you must consider everybody as a potential infected person. So, you must wear a FFP2 mask.
Afterwards, when the mitigation phase is over you still have a high probability of dealing with someone infected, so you still have to maintain the high level of protection. Then when everything is coming to normal, we probably will need to adapt some procedures on our offices, but I believe FFP2 masks will not be needed.
16/3 Romania FFP2 mask at least, protective clothing, air nebulizer devices to sterilize air, 2-4 hours break between patients.
27/3 Russia
19/3 Slovakia
20/3 Spain
20/3 United States
Florida, California, and NY
NY Times info


General information on Covid-19: