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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5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available

Ali Nosrat, DDS, MS

Dr. Ali Nosrat is a Post Graduate Endodontic Resident at School of Dentistry, University of Maryland in Baltimore. He received his dental degree in 2002 and his Masters in Endodontics in 2007 both from Tehran Dental School, Iran. Dr. Nosrat received his board certification in Iran in 2007. He is a former Assistant Professor of Endodontics at Rafsanjan Dental School in Iran and a member of Iranian Center for Endodontic Research (ICER). He is a member of American Association of Endodontists (AAE). Dr. Nosrat has published several articles in the field of vital pulp therapy in immature teeth and pulp regeneration during the last three years.

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