[Dental trauma and dental practitioners' role in disaster events].

Shaul Lin*, Yehuda Zadik, Liran Levin

*Corresponding author for this work

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Dental and facial trauma is not uncommon during normal Life routine, particularly during disaster events. The aim of this report is to review the recommendations for dental professionals' role in disaster events and the IsraeLi experience in oral, dental and facial injuries during wars and terror attacks. PrincipLes for prevention and primary care for those injuries are also reported. Education and preparation of medical and dental teams to take part in medical emergency management in disaster events is warranted. Dentists should be prepared to take a role in disaster preparedness while heaLthcare givers, and physicians, should be knowledgeabLe in treating oral, dental and facial injuries. Proper education and preparation will lead to better treatment and disaster event management.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)461-465, 479
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2010


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