The COVID-19 pandemic is a global problem that has adversely and significantly impacted the safe practice of maxillofacial surgery. The risk lies in the heavy viral load in the oral/nasal/upper respiratory mucosal surfaces. Surgical procedures performed in this anatomic regional produce aerosalized viral particles which are highly infectious. Best practices and recommendations are outlined to mitigate the risk to the provider

SARS-CoV-2, maxillofacial, PPE, aerosol generating procedures,
Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Grant, M, Buchbinder, D., Dodson, T.B., Fusetti, S., Leung, M.Y.Y., Aniceto, G.S., … Wolvius, E.B. (2020). AO CMF International Task Force Recommendations on Best Practices for Maxillofacial Procedures During COVID-19 Pandemic. Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction, 13(3), 151–156. doi:10.1177/1943387520948826