Was the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic Associated with an Increased Rate of Cracked Teeth?

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Description: There is lack of data on whether the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic was associated with changes in the etiology of pathosis in endodontic patients. The aim of this study was to determine the rate of cracks and other etiologic factors during the period of March 16th to May 31st in 2020 (COVID-19 initial outbreak) and 2021 (COVID-19 ongoing pandemic) compared with figures from the same period in 2019 (pre-COVID era) in 2 endodontists’ practices.

At the conclusion of this article, the reader will be able to: 

  • Identify the important etiologic factors for endodontic treatment in Endodontists’ offices
  • Determine the rate of cracked teeth before and after the onset of the pandemic
  • Determine the rate of persistent infections before and after the onset of the pandemic


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1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available

Ali Nosrat, DDS, MS, MDS

Dr. Ali Nosrat is currently a part-time Clinical Assistant Professor at the School of Dentistry, University of Maryland in Baltimore. Dr. Nosrat received his specialty degree in Endodontics and Masters of Oral Biology in June 2015. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in June 2016. Dr. Nosrat maintains a full-time private practice limited to Endodontics in Northern Virginia.
Dr. Nosrat holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS, 2002) and Master of Science (MS) and a specialty degree in Endodontics from Tehran Dental School, Iran (2002). He received his Board Certification from Iranian Association of Endodontist in 2007. Dr. Nosrat currently serves on the Research and Scientific Affairs Committee at the AAE. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Journal of Endodontics and a scientific reviewer for International Endodontic Journal and Dental Traumatology. He has published more than 50 articles in the fields of pain, vital pulp therapy in immature teeth, regenerative endodontics, root canal anatomy, management of resorptions, and the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on endodontic patients.

Peter Yu, BS

Prashant Verma, DDS, MS, FAGD

Omid Dianat, DDS, MS, MDS

Di Wu, Ph.D.

Ashraf F. Fouad, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Fouad obtained his DDS and MS in Endodontics from the University of Iowa. He served as a faculty member at the University of Connecticut, University of Maryland and University of North Carolina. He is currently Chair and Advanced Program Director at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has published over 100 manuscripts, has served as a Director and Past President on the American Board of Endodontics, and has received the Distinguished Scientist award from the Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group of IADR.

Speaker Disclosure

I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation