Work Together to Stay Apart
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IAPD is an international organization with members throughout the entire world. Each one of us is experiencing this new situation at the same time but with diverse realities. Many governments have restricted movements of its citizens. Schools have been closed, borders sealed, public and even family gatherings have been cancelled. The pediatric dental community is being challenged both professionally and financially with little guidance as to how to cope and act during these difficult times.
However, the IAPD as a community may support each other. We offer a variety of resources to keep you busy during the lock-down.
COVID-19 Update | 5 May 2020
By Ana Vukovic (Serbia), Luciane da Costa (Brazil) and Eduardo Alcaino (Australia).
The aim of this webinar is to share current Covid-19 information, which is topical and relevant to all countries. Although IAPD does not provide universal guidelines due to the number of member nations, there are several documents which do present important information which can be applied in developed, developing and underdeveloped countries. The use of full Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) in a country with resources varies significantly to other countries, where there is no access to most of this equipment. Some relevant literature on the subject will be presented and PDF documents shared with the participants.
Further Reading Material
Staying Informed : Tips from the IAPD Science Committee
International Pulmonologist's Consensus on COVID-19
IThe IAPD Science Committee would like to share with you some information related to dental practice that can be derived from an excellent resource “International Pulmonologist’s Consensus on COVID-19, Chief Editors Dr. Tinku Joseph (India) and Dr. Mohammed Ashkan (Iran).
The IAPD Encourages Social Distancing
We understand many of you may be feeling isolated as we are encouraged to distance ourselves from others and community events are cancelled. But remember, we are all in this together. We therefore want to urge you to continue to find ways to connect with your loved ones during this time; stay connected through the phone, emails, Zoom, Facebook, etc. Perhaps instead of saying “social isolation,” we could refer to “physical isolation.” Let’s support each other during this time of need.