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Dental Care During Catastrophic Events

  • Marvin LeventerEmail author
  • Glenn Canares
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Abstract

Dentists as health-care providers have knowledge, skill, and expertise to function as a vital part of the disaster response team in response to a catastrophic event. A knowledge of physiology, anatomy, and pathology aids in recognition of community health threats, bioterrorism, and rescue efforts as a result of physical harm. It is vitally important for dental organizations to inform, educate, and train dentists to work in this regard to protect the public.

Keywords

Disaster response Catastrophic event Dental care 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgerySchool of Dentistry, University of MarylandBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric DentistrySchool of Dentistry, University of MarylandBaltimoreUSA

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